FDF policies are developed through industry-wide consultation channelled through
its governing Council, advised by specialist committees/panels and informed by
sector networking groups. You can download FDF's Organisational Chart (pdf, 11kb).
Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Group (BCCC)
The Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Sector Group (BCCC) represents
the specific interests of UK biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery
The Group is the representative and influential voice of the biscuit, cake,
chocolate and confectionery sector, promoting the industry and representing its
viewpoint to government, to all relevant regulatory, scientific and enforcement
authorities and to other public bodies.
In addition, the Group is the UK representative to the Association of Chocolate,
Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO), so plays an active
role in influencing EU policy matters which impact on the sector.
Frozen Food Group
FDF's Frozen Food Group encompasses senior representatives of frozen food and
ice cream producers across all sectors and aims to be the authoritative voice
It represents the specific interests of the frozen food manufacturing industry
and acts as an interface with other organisations in the supply chain and
relevant regulatory, scientific and public bodies.
Key issues in which the Group is currently engaged include the positioning of
the frozen food industry and the consumer perception of frozen food.
The Group also encompasses an Ice Cream Committee which represents the specific
regulatory and technical interests of the ice cream manufacturing industry and
is an active member of the European Ice Cream Association, Euroglaces.
The specific interests of manufacturers of frozen green vegetables and
vegetable products are also represented under the Frozen Food Group umbrella.
Sales Directors' Forum
FDF's Sales Directors' Forum comprises senior company representatives,
mainly Sales Directors, who review issues and formulate policy to do with
manufacturer/retailer relationships and Competition Policy.
The committee invites to its meetings key figures from the retail industry and
receives presentations from them to keep abreast of major trade developments.
FDF's Meat Group represents the specific interests of FDF members manufacturing
meat preparations and products on technical, legislative, regulatory and supply
It aims to be a central point of contact for Defra, the FSA and other public
bodies on those issues and is an active member of the European Meat Processors
Under this area of activity, FDF also represents the broader interests of FDF
members in relation to animal health diseases including Foot and Mouth Disease,
Avian Influenza and Bluetongue.
FDF's Organics Group represents the specific interests of FDF member companies
operating in the organic food and drink sector, including towards Defra
responsible for implementing EU Organic Regulations.
It is a member of the EU Group of the International Federation of Organic
Agricultural Movements (IFOAM) and acts as an interface with other
the organic sector, including all of the key UK Organic Certification Bodies.
Out of Home Group
FDF's Out of Home Group is made up of senior company representatives and
formulates policy on manufacturer/distributor and end-operator relationships.
The Group invites to its meetings representatives from the various food service
sectors to keep abreast of major trade developments. Working groups are set up
to deal with specific issues as they arise.
The FDF Seafood Group represents the interests of FDF companies on all
technical, legislative and regulatory issues impacting the seafood industry.
Group is an integral part of FDF's structure and provides members with a
collective voice when inputting into FDF strategy and activity in specific
The Seafood Group is the authoritative voice for the UK seafood processing
industry and represents over £1.9 billion worth of turnover covering whitefish,
shellfish, nephrops, salmon, tuna, pelagic and canning, and looks to extend its
seafood representation and portfolio wherever possible. The Seafood Group
comprises a Shellfish Committee; Tuna Committee; Salmon Committee; and Fish
The Seafood Group liaises with key stakeholders and officials within the
European Commission, DEFRA, FSA, each of the UK Devolved Administrations,
Fisherman's Organisations and Producer Organisations (PO's).
We also work closely with the European Processors Federation (AIPCE); of which
the Seafood Group Chairman is Vice-President. We are also members of all
Industry Authorities (SIA)
Advisory Working Groups and sit on both the Executive Committee and General
Assembly for both the North Sea and North Western Waters Regional Advisory
Vegetarian and Meat-Free Food Industry Group
FDF's Vegetarian and Meat-Free Food Industry Group represents the specific
interests of FDF member companies operating in the vegetarian and meat-free
including towards the Food Standards Agency.
The Group has a website carrying key information on vegetarian and meat-free
Yogurt and Chilled Dessert Group
FDF's Yogurt and Chilled Dessert Group was formed in April 2005 to provide a
representative and influential voice for those involved in the manufacture,
sale, distribution and marketing of yogurt, yogurt-based drinks and chilled
desserts in the UK.
The Group will, through the mechanisms of FDF, pursue the industry's interests
in its relationship with Government, all relevant regulatory, scientific and
enforcement authorities and other public bodies, and where appropriate with
Last reviewed: 20 Aug 2013