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13 January 2010

FDF Supports Recommendation for Retail Ombudsman

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PRESS RELEASE

In response to today's announcement by Consumer minister Kevin Brennan that he has accepted the Competition Commission's recommendation for a body to enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), Melanie Leech, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation says:

“We support the Government's decision to create a new body to oversee the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, which we believe will be of particular help for smaller businesses in the food chain. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure this new organisation operates as an effective, low cost monitoring and enforcement body.”

Notes for editors

1. The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK's largest manufacturing sector.

More Information

FDF Press team
Cath Wilkins on cath.wilkins@fdf.org.uk or 020 7420 7132
Sarah Lovell on sarah.lovell@fdf.org.uk or 020 7420 7131
Rebecca Wilhelm rebecca.wilhelm@fdf.org.uk or 020 7420 7140

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