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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.


29 June 2015

Press Release: FDF launches gluten labelling guide

FDF has launched a new best practice guide to help manufacturers adhere to the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation and to provide consumers with clear and consistent allergens labelling.  More about FDF launches gluten labelling guide


25 June 2015

FDF News: FDF's submission to the Chancellor and HM Treasury ahead of the summer budget

FDF has submitted a representation to the Chancellor and HM Treasury ahead of the Budget on 8 July 2015, outlining the priorities which will secure the food and drink sector's growth.  More about FDF's submission to the Chancellor and HM Treasury ahead of the summer budget


23 June 2015

Press Release: Food and drink talent recognised by industry in awards shortlist

Innovation, creativity and passion underpin the exceptional ideas, people and businesses that have made the shortlist for this year's FDF Awards 2015. Following an overwhelming number of entries, the long-awaited shortlist has now been announced.  More about Food and drink talent recognised by industry in awards shortlist


23 June 2015

Press Release: Food and Drink Manufacturers Celebrate National Women in Engineering Day

To highlight the need for more female engineers in the food and drink industry, the Food and Drink Federation is today supporting National Women in Engineering Day – a day set aside to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women in engineering.  More about Food and Drink Manufacturers Celebrate National Women in Engineering Day


22 June 2015

FDF News: FDF response to Jamie Oliver's soft drinks tax plans

FDF's response to Jamie Oliver's announcement on plans to introduce a tax on soft drinks sold in his restaurants. More about FDF response to Jamie Oliver's soft drinks tax plans


19 June 2015

FDF News: SFDF/FDF position statement on a deposit return scheme

We strongly support moves to improve packaging recycling and reduce littering. Our members are already playing their part through for example their support for the Courtauld Commitment and their work with organisations such as Keep Britain Tidy and Keep Scotland Beautiful on a range of voluntary initiatives.  More about SFDF/FDF position statement on a deposit return scheme


17 June 2015

Press Release: FareShare brings together food industry and retailers for UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit

FareShare is today hosting the UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit. The event will facilitate the sharing of best practice by food and retail businesses whilst at the same time engaging and enabling more companies to redistribute their surplus food to charity.  More about FareShare brings together food industry and retailers for UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit


15 June 2015

FDF News: CBE for former FDF Director General Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech, former Director General of the Food and Drink Federation has received a CBE for services to the food industry in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  More about CBE for former FDF Director General Melanie Leech


3 June 2015

FDF News: FDF open letter to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England

Sent on behalf of Ian Wright, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the voice of UK food and drink manufacturers.  More about FDF open letter to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England


29 May 2015

FDF News: FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey

FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey More about FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey