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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: press.office@fdf.org.uk.


24 June 2018

Press Release: FDF Response to Government's Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2

"FDF member companies are fully engaged with this programme which provides flexibility for manufacturers to decide how best to reduce sugar and calorie consumption amongst children, whether that is through changing recipes, limiting portion size or through promoting and advertising healthier options – something manufacturers have been doing for over a decade." More about FDF Response to Government's Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2


22 June 2018

FDF News: CO2 Shortage Statement

"FDF and its members are concerned about CO2 supplies and the lack of clarity regarding how long a shortage might last and the scale of such a shortage" More about CO2 Shortage Statement


22 June 2018

Press Release: Home Office - Statement of Intent Regarding Settled Status

The Home Office has confirmed today that they intend to publish the statement of intent regarding settled status tomorrow morning, following a Ministerial oral statement in the House. More about Home Office - Statement of Intent Regarding Settled Status


14 June 2018

Press Release: Mastechef winner judges Scottish Primary Schools food challenge

On Tuesday (12 June) teams of pupils from primary schools across Scotland took part in a cook-off judged by a team of 'dragons' - including MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary MacLean. More about Mastechef winner judges Scottish Primary Schools food challenge


11 June 2018

Press Release: FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) third annual Convention will offer a unique perspective into the key challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink industry and the wider 'farm-to-fork' supply chain.  More about FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities


11 June 2018

Press Release: FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) third annual Convention will offer a unique perspective into the key challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink industry and the wider 'farm-to-fork' supply chain.  More about FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities


6 June 2018

Press Release: Ian Wright CBE: The Campden BRI Day lecture - "A whole new world"

A speech by FDF's Chief Executive Ian Wright CBE at Campden BRI Day 2018 entitled "A whole new world: food and drink after Brexit". More about Ian Wright CBE: The Campden BRI Day lecture - "A whole new world"


24 May 2018

Press Release: First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion

The latest export statistics reveal that Q1 2018 exports of food and drink have grown by 5.5% to £5.2bn, from £5.0bn in Q1 2017. Total exports to EU markets (+8.2%) grew faster than those to non-EU markets (+1.2%).  More about First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion


22 May 2018

Press Release: FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme

We are encouraged that today's report highlights some of the recent reformulation work undertaken by industry, with sugar reduction reported in five out of the eight food product categories. In some categories we have always said that sugar reduction would be particularly challenging. More about FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme


17 May 2018

Press Release: FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published the results of the first of its new quarterly business confidence surveys, polling a range of food and drink manufacturers from across the UK. More about FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient