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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 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


27 May 2015

Press Release: Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Queen's Speech

FDF comments on the Government's first Queen's Speech. More about Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Queen's Speech


11 May 2015

Press Release: Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters

Pupils at Milne's High School in Moray experienced an exclusive factory visit to one of Scotland's largest food manufacturers, Baxters, to learn first-hand how food and drink products are developed and brought to market. More about Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters


8 May 2015

FDF News: Food and drink manufacturers' response to the General Election 2015

FDF’s Director General Ian Wright responds to the results of the General Election, reinforcing the industry’s demands of the new Government. More about Food and drink manufacturers' response to the General Election 2015


1 May 2015

Press Release: New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector, society and UK economy. More about New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future


29 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to 'Food and the responsibility deal' analysis in the BMJ

“The UK has a world-leading salt reduction programme, thanks in no small part to the voluntary efforts of food producers." Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation. More about FDF response to 'Food and the responsibility deal' analysis in the BMJ


28 April 2015

Press Release: Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event

Food and drink entrepreneurs of the North West can learn how to gain a competitive advantage at a forthcoming event to be held in Manchester on 25 June.  More about Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event


28 April 2015

FDF News: Centre of Excellence funding success

FDF is delighted that a consortium led by the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and including our members have been successful in winning funding bids to the value of £600k from Innovate UK's 'Improving Supply Chains Efficiency' competition, providing engineering related innovation solutions.  More about Centre of Excellence funding success


23 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity

FDF response to editorial in British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled 'It's time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity; you can't outrun a bad diet' published 24 April 2015.  More about FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity


30 March 2015

FDF News: Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment

Angela Coleshill, the Employment, Skills and Corporate Director at the Food and Drink Federation, who was a previous Board member of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) chairing their GLA Finance and General Purposes Committee, has been appointed to the new Board announced 27 March 2015.  More about Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment