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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


4 July 2016

Press Release: Attracting talent into food industry "Never more urgent" - Dame Fiona Kendrick

As industry faces an unprecedented set of challenges, senior leaders in food and drink have announced the launch of a major project designed to help the sector boost productivity. More about Attracting talent into food industry "Never more urgent" - Dame Fiona Kendrick


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