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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.


21 November 2014

Press Release: FDF to #backclimateaction in DECC Tweetathon

FDF will join climate change debate during the Food & Water hour of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) Tweetathon on 25th November.  More about FDF to #backclimateaction in DECC Tweetathon


20 November 2014

Press Release: Cargill hosts Student at site to Inspire Engineering Careers

Eighteen female students from Withington Girls School, Loreto College, Salford City College, Xaverian College and Bridegwater school are fresh from a visit to the Manchester-based factory of well-known food producer Cargill as part of a new partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Cargill hosts Student at site to Inspire Engineering Careers


20 November 2014

Press Release: Food manufacturers Inspire the next generation of engineers at Skills London

The food and drink manufacturing sector will be at London's biggest skills and careers event – Skills London (21-22 November), to inspire young people to consider careers in the sector and highlight the exciting opportunities particularly in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).  More about Food manufacturers Inspire the next generation of engineers at Skills London


13 November 2014

Press Release: Nestlé's Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President for 2015

At the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)'s recent Council meeting Fiona Kendrick, CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, was elected FDF President for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, President of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region. A formal handover of responsibilities will take place at the FDF President's Reception on 15 December.  More about Nestlé's Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President for 2015


13 November 2014

Press Release: Pepsico hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers

Nineteen female students from Winstanley College, Wigan UTC and Cardinal Newman School yesterday visited PepsiCo's Skelmersdale Walkers crisp plant as part of a new partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Pepsico hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers


11 November 2014

Press Release: Mars inspires the next generation of engineers

Mars Chocolate's Slough factory opened its doors to 19 female students from St Bernards, St Joseph's Catholic, Langley Grammar and Slough & Eton schools yesterday as part of a new programme with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Mars inspires the next generation of engineers


11 November 2014

Press Release: SFDF shortlisted for Interface Collaboration Award

A Scottish Industry Advisory Group (IAG) which is committed to making the best use of our diminishing resources and reduce waste has been shortlisted for a major Scottish award. More about SFDF shortlisted for Interface Collaboration Award


10 November 2014

Press Release: FDF welcomes Courtauld 2025 announcement

WRAP has announced today a proposed new framework for collaborative action across the food & drink life-cycle to follow Courtauld 3 Commitment. More about FDF welcomes Courtauld 2025 announcement


10 November 2014

Press Release: FDF Launches Event to Boost Start Up Businesses

Small and start-up businesses in food and drink are being given an insight into the secrets of success from leaders in the sector at a one-off free event at London's ExCel conference centre. More about FDF Launches Event to Boost Start Up Businesses


7 November 2014

Press Release: Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers

Twenty students from Canon Lee School and David Young Community Academy are fresh from a visit to the York-based factory of well-known food producer Nestlé UK & Ireland, as part of the BIS See Inside Manufacturing initiative and a partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers