Sector Groups

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 manufacturers.

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.

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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 of the industry.

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.

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Meat Group

FDF's Meat Group represents the specific interests of FDF members manufacturing meat preparations and products on technical, legislative, regulatory and supply issues.

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 Association, CLITRAVI.

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.

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Organics Group

FDF's Organics Group represents the specific interests of FDF member companies operating in the organic food and drink sector, including towards Defra officials 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 organisations in the organic sector, including all of the key UK Organic Certification Bodies.

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UK Seafood Industry Alliance

The UK Seafood Industry Alliance represents a union between seafood members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Provision Trade Federation (PTF).

The Alliance is a member of the AIPCE-CEP (the European fish processors and traders' association) and its aim is to provide a broadly based, clear and compelling voice at national, EU and international level. Thereby meeting the full range of challenges in providing consumers with secure, affordable, nutritious and sustainable fishery products at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and change.

The Secretariat is based at PTF in Clerkenwell, London, and is responsible for day to day operation. The UK Seafood Alliance leads on behalf of the industry in discussions with Government and others on Brexit policy-making, and works closely with Seafish and other organisations across the wider fisheries agenda.

Please click to download the Seafood Industry Alliance Manifesto 2017.

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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 sector, including towards the Food Standards Agency.

The Group has a website carrying key information on vegetarian and meat-free foods: www.meat-free.org.uk

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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 commercial organisations.

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Last reviewed: 04 Jul 2017