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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.


23 July 2019

Press Release: Statement from FDF on the announcement of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP as the new UK Prime Minister

Responding to the announcement of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP as the new UK Prime Minister, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Chief Executive said  More about Statement from FDF on the announcement of Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP as the new UK Prime Minister


19 July 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation Response to Commons Exiting the European Union Committee report

FDF's Tim Rycroft gave evidence to the committee on the disastrous consequences of a no-deal exit for food and drink manufacturing.  More about Food and Drink Federation Response to Commons Exiting the European Union Committee report


27 June 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation publishes shortlist for Awards 2019

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the shortlist for the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2019, which take place on Thursday 19 September at The Royal Lancaster, London.  More about Food and Drink Federation publishes shortlist for Awards 2019


19 June 2019

Press Release: UK food and drink calls on governments to back plan for future success

A collective of more than 30 organisations from across the UK's food and drink supply chain have today published A Recipe for Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability: the UK Food and Drink Industry's Plan for Success, a call-to-action for governments to support and champion the UK's largest industry.  More about UK food and drink calls on governments to back plan for future success


11 June 2019

Press Release: Scottish pupils take part in cook off as part of food challenge

The Braw Lunch-Brake Challenge challenged Scottish primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils to create an innovative, healthy new dish – which includes local Scottish produce - for their school meal.  More about Scottish pupils take part in cook off as part of food challenge


5 June 2019

Press Release: UK food and drink exports: Biggest first quarter on record

"The food and drink industry continues to out-perform expectations, delivering another quarter of exceptional exports growth despite the damaging uncertainty with which businesses have to contend"  More about UK food and drink exports: Biggest first quarter on record


3 June 2019

Press Release: FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

This updated UK best practice guidance provides advice to food business operators on how to label food products that include cereals containing gluten, and which claims can be made relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten (e.g. gluten-free).  More about FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance


26 April 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger

In response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger, FDF Chief Operating Officer Tim Rycroft said More about Food and Drink Federation response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger


15 April 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation welcomes Kraft Heinz into membership

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today announced that Kraft Heinz will be joining its membership with immediate effect. More about Food and Drink Federation welcomes Kraft Heinz into membership


11 April 2019

Press Release: FDF response to flexible Brexit extension until 31 October

Responding to the EU Council decision on a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Chief Executive said: More about FDF response to flexible Brexit extension until 31 October