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17 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation survey reveals improved industry confidence

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published its 2019 Business Confidence report, which reveals that while official data signalled weak investment and growth for food and drink manufacturing in the first three quarters of the year, the sector reported improved optimism in Q4. More about Food and Drink Federation survey reveals improved industry confidence


13 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation congratulates George Eustice on becoming Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation, said: More about Food and Drink Federation congratulates George Eustice on becoming Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


11 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation responds to latest GDP figures

FDF has issued the following press notice in response to the latest GDP figures: More about Food and Drink Federation responds to latest GDP figures


5 February 2020

Press Release: FDF Scotland Budget 2020/21 submission: on behalf of the food and drink manufacturing industry

Ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government's Budget 2020/21, David Thomson, CEO of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland, said: More about FDF Scotland Budget 2020/21 submission: on behalf of the food and drink manufacturing industry


3 February 2020

Press Release: FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech

FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech.  More about FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech


30 January 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill

Helen Munday, FDF Chief Scientific Officer said: "The Bill heralds a much-needed overhaul in environmental legislation, the first of its kind for over twenty years"  More about Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill


28 January 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the MAC Report

FDF has issued the following press notice: More about Food and Drink Federation response to the MAC Report


28 January 2020

Press Release: Manufacturers reduce food waste by 30% within a decade

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published the latest annual progress report for its Ambition 2025 environmental targets, showing that the food and drink manufacturing sector delivered a reduction in food waste of over 30% on a per capita basis since 2011.  More about Manufacturers reduce food waste by 30% within a decade


27 January 2020

Press Release: Food and drink supply chain outlines recommendations for Government's future UK trade policy

Organisations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have today launched a new policy paper outlining common themes the Government should use to develop future trade policy, as negotiations between the UK and other nations begin. More about Food and drink supply chain outlines recommendations for Government's future UK trade policy


16 January 2020

Press Release: FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill

FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill. More about FDF response to the introduction of the Agriculture Bill