Who we are

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.

We account for 16% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover and employ around 400,000 people in the UK across 6,620 businesses. We are an incredibly diverse sector, speaking on behalf of global brands and thriving small businesses.

We help our members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness.

We communicate our industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key players in the food chain to ensure our food is safe and that consumers can have trust in it.

Find out more about us

FDF membership
FDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink manufacturers.
Our structure: How we work
FDF is structured so that it is focused on delivering results in the areas that have the biggest impact on our members' businesses.
Our Priorities
FDF is structured so that it is able to respond to the issues and challenges shaping the world in which our members operate.
Training and advice
Our understanding of the food and drink manufacturing sector is second to none. Our policy experts can help you develop your own skills or those of your employee base to deliver measureable results for your business.
Our members
Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies and trade associations, from large international food and drink manufacturers with long-established brands to small companies manufacturing organic products.