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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.


28 June 2016

Press Release: FDF attends post-Referendum Business Roundtable

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, represented UK food and drink manufacturing at the first meeting of Britain's business leaders since the EU Referendum hosted by Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Business Secretary. More about FDF attends post-Referendum Business Roundtable


24 June 2016

FDF News: UK Food Industry responds to the leave vote in UK's Referendum

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK's largest manufacturing sector – food and drink, responds to the vote to leave in the UK's EU Referendum. More about UK Food Industry responds to the leave vote in UK's Referendum


15 June 2016

FDF News: Professor Chris Elliott praises new Guidance on Authenticity of Herbs and Spices

Open Letter to the British Retail Consortium, Food and Drink Federation and Seasoning and Spice Association More about Professor Chris Elliott praises new Guidance on Authenticity of Herbs and Spices


9 June 2016

Press Release: FDF supporting FDEA for export network forum at IFB 2016

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will join the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) at International Festival of Business (IFB) 2016, as part of a series of events aimed at growing UK food and drink exports. More about FDF supporting FDEA for export network forum at IFB 2016


7 June 2016

Press Release: New guidance on herbs and spices for food businesses launched

A new resource launched today will provide food companies that use culinary dried herbs and spices with industry best practice guidance on assessing and protecting the authenticity of these products. More about New guidance on herbs and spices for food businesses launched


7 June 2016

Press Release: First annual Food and Drink Federation Convention

Food and drink leaders from manufacturing, retail and the supply chain will come together on 5 July 2016 at the very first industry convention from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). More about First annual Food and Drink Federation Convention


27 May 2016

Press Release: Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge

Yesterday (26 May 2016) pupils from Bathgate Academy organised a fundraising event at their local TESCO where shoppers took home some tasty Scotch Beef burgers in exchange for a donation to charity. More about Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge


18 May 2016

Press Release: FDF Response to Queen's Speech

FDF comments on the Government's Queen's Speech. More about FDF Response to Queen's Speech


17 May 2016

Press Release: Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner

The Food and Drink Federation last night called on businesses in UK food and drink to unite in the face of shared challenges, and do more to trumpet our successes and contribution to consumers, the communities we operate in and the national economy. More about Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner


13 May 2016

Press Release: FDF responds to CAP consultation

The FDF has responded to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)'s launch of a full public consultation on introducing new rules on the advertising to children of food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media, including online More about FDF responds to CAP consultation