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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.


24 October 2014

Press Release: Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop

A group of students got an exclusive insight into what it's like to be an engineer working in the food and drink industry - the UK's largest manufacturing sector.  More about Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop


10 October 2014

Press Release: FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General

FDF has announced that its Director General, Melanie Leech, will be leaving in the New Year after more than nine years to head up the British Property Federation. More about FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General


7 October 2014

FDF News: Managing sustainability opportunities & risks in the food & drink industry

Experts from Nestlé UK & Ireland, Mondelez International and Macsween of Edinburgh share their views on managing sustainability opportunities and risks, ahead of FDF’s Sustainability Convention on 21 October. More about Managing sustainability opportunities & risks in the food & drink industry


25 September 2014

Press Release: FDF welcomes industry skills partnership

Melanie Leech, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation welcomes the announcement today of a new Industry Skills Partnership which will enable collaboration between food and drink industry businesses and bodies to boost skills and training provision. More about FDF welcomes industry skills partnership


23 September 2014

Press Release: Resource efficiency funding aligns Industry's vision for Innovation in Engineering

Today, the Food and Drink Federation welcomes the announcement from Innovate UK, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, who will invest up to £11 million into new business projects to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the UK food and drink supply chain. More about Resource efficiency funding aligns Industry's vision for Innovation in Engineering


22 September 2014

Press Release: UK food and drink exports continue to grow in 2014

Today, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported that UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports have continued to grow in 2014, rising to £6.5bn in the first six months of the year – an increase of 4.8% on the same period in 2013. More about UK food and drink exports continue to grow in 2014


19 September 2014

Press Release: Premier Foods scoops two prizes at FDF Awards

St Albans-based Andy Walker, Company Microbiologist at leading food producer Premier Foods, was named 'Food and Drink Scientist of the Year' and Alice Cavanagh, a Moreton-based operative, was named 'Community Champion' at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. More about Premier Foods scoops two prizes at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: New England Seafood scoops Good Employer Award at FDF Awards

A Chessington-based importer, processor and wholesaler of fresh fish and seafood has scooped a national award for creating a great place to work. New England Seafood won the coveted Good Employer Award at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, held at London's The Brewery.  More about New England Seafood scoops Good Employer Award at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: Nestlé 'Fast Start' Trainee named 'Rising Star' at FDF Awards

Michael Fell, a commercial trainee on leading food and drink manufacturer Nestlé UK's 'Fast Start' programme, scooped the new 'Rising Star' Award at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.  More about Nestlé 'Fast Start' Trainee named 'Rising Star' at FDF Awards


19 September 2014

Press Release: Local Employer Mondeléz International Scoops two prizes at FDF Awards

Birmingham-based Mondeléz International scooped two prizes at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. The company chalked up wins in the the Environmental Leadership Award and Apprentice of the Year.  More about Local Employer Mondeléz International Scoops two prizes at FDF Awards