Latest News

Here are the latest news stories from FDF. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when FDF issues a press release, please send an email to: pressoffice@fdf.org.uk.


17 January 2017

FDF News: FDF comment following Prime Minister's Brexit Plan Speech

FDF statement following the Prime Minister's speech a short while ago. More about FDF comment following Prime Minister's Brexit Plan Speech


6 January 2017

Press Release: Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association

In response to the significant growth of the market for gluten free products, the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA) has been formed to support companies involved in the manufacture and trade of gluten free products. More about Formation of Gluten Free Industry Association


13 December 2016

Press Release: Premier Foods' Gavin Darby named FDF President-elect

Gavin Darby, Chief Executive of Premier Foods, has been elected Food and Drink Federation (FDF) President 2017 in succession to Dame Fiona Kendrick, CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland. More about Premier Foods' Gavin Darby named FDF President-elect


9 December 2016

Press Release: Food and drink supply chain calls for action to restore labour market confidence

In an unprecedented act of cooperation, representatives from over 30 representative bodies in the UK food supply chain have signed an open letter calling on the Government to act to bring confidence to the labour market. More about Food and drink supply chain calls for action to restore labour market confidence


8 December 2016

FDF News: Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising

FDF response to Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media. More about Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising


29 November 2016

Press Release: FDF Awards 2017 Open for Entries

The 2017 Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards are officially open from today (29 November) for any food and drink business wanting to highlight their achievements and company stars. More about FDF Awards 2017 Open for Entries


23 November 2016

Press Release: FDF response to Autumn Statement

FDF response to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP's Autumn Statement.  More about FDF response to Autumn Statement


21 November 2016

Press Release: Food and drink exporters target growth in non-EU markets

Exports of branded food and non-alcoholic drinks shot up by 13.7% in the third quarter of 2016, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).  More about Food and drink exporters target growth in non-EU markets


18 November 2016

Press Release: FDF's Dominic Goudie named Young Association Executive of the Year

Dominic Goudie, Policy Manager (Exports, Trade & Supply Chain) at the Food and Drink Federation – the voice of the UK's largest manufacturing sector, was named Young Association Executive of the Year at the national Association Awards last night (17 November 2016).  More about FDF's Dominic Goudie named Young Association Executive of the Year


16 November 2016

Press Release: Ensuring sustainable supply chains: A bespoke event for British business from FDF

With the global food system set to face unprecedented production and demand pressures over the coming decades, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is convening sustainability and trade experts later this month to focus on how manufacturers can develop secure, sustainable supply chains.  More about Ensuring sustainable supply chains: A bespoke event for British business from FDF