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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.


26 August 2016

Press Release: Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016

The latest export figures show that the value of branded food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to £2.4bn in the first half of 2016, an increase of £141.2m (+6.2%) when compared to the same period in 2015. More about Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016


26 August 2016

Press Release: Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016

The latest export figures show that the value of branded food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to £2.4bn in the first half of 2016, an increase of £141.2m (+6.2%) when compared to the same period in 2015. More about Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016


18 August 2016

Press Release: FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan

FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan. More about FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan


12 August 2016

Press Release: FDF response to government's apprenticeship levy policy paper

Tim Rycroft, Corporate Affairs Director said: "Increasing the volume of high quality apprenticeships in food and drink manufacturing is vital to tackling our skills gap, which is why we need to get apprenticeship funding right. Businesses are keen to ensure that apprenticeship employment and training costs demonstrate value and deliver a return on investment that supports their long term sustainability." More about FDF response to government's apprenticeship levy policy paper


4 August 2016

FDF News: FDF response to Children's Food Campaign comments on sports sponsorship

It has come to our attention that the Children's Food Campaign/Sustain is to issue a press release attacking FDF Director General Ian Wright's recent comments in Campaign magazine on the role brands play in supporting sports events. More about FDF response to Children's Food Campaign comments on sports sponsorship


4 August 2016

Press Release: New advice for food & drink producers on reducing sugars

At a time when shoppers are increasingly looking to reduce sugars in their diets, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is helping small producers who are considering reformulation but don't know where to start to take the first step. More about New advice for food & drink producers on reducing sugars


27 July 2016

Press Release: Talent from across Food and Drink sector recognised in FDF Awards shortlist

The food and drink sector's hallmarks are the outstanding talent, creativity and passion demonstrated by the people and businesses involved in this vibrant part of the economy. With this in mind, the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the best of this growing sector. More about Talent from across Food and Drink sector recognised in FDF Awards shortlist


26 July 2016

Press Release: FDF to host first Food Industry Roundtable on future UK-EU relationship

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), alongside leading food and drink industry trade associations, will set out the issues and opportunities presented by the vote to leave the European Union at a joint industry and Government roundtable. More about FDF to host first Food Industry Roundtable on future UK-EU relationship


13 July 2016

Press Release: UK food & drink calls on new PM to safeguard UK competitiveness

In an open letter to the incoming Prime Minister, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) today set out food and drink manufacturers' key priorities for the negotiations on the UK's new relationship with the European Union. More about UK food & drink calls on new PM to safeguard UK competitiveness


5 July 2016

Press Release: FDF Convention 2016: FDF Director General's speech

Today, the Food and Drink Federation's first ever FDF Convention is being held at Willis Towers Watson. Speakers will hail from Nestlé, Spar UK, Tesco, Mars UK, Mondeléz International, Coca-Cola GB, Weetabix, Agrico, HSBC, McCain Foods, Seabrook Crisps, and Kantar Worldpanel. Environment Secretary Liz Truss will also address delegates. More about FDF Convention 2016: FDF Director General's speech