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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.


4 February 2016

FDF News: FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster

On Tuesday 2nd February, the Food & Drink Federation and the Scottish Food & Drink Federation hosted a Westminster-based event for Scotland’s MPs to discuss the role of the industry in Scotland and how we could work together in future.  More about FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster


21 January 2016

FDF News: FDF response to launch of Defra's Great British Food Unit

FDF's Director General supports the launch of Defra’s Great British Food Unit. More about FDF response to launch of Defra's Great British Food Unit


13 January 2016

Press Release: Scottish food & drink industry calls for continued support from new Scottish Government

The future success of Scotland's food and drink industry relies on continuing its partnership with Scottish Government, the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) said today. More about Scottish food & drink industry calls for continued support from new Scottish Government


14 December 2015

Press Release: FDF's Ian Wright awarded for outstanding contribution to public affairs

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, has received an award for his Outstanding Contribution to Public Affairs.  More about FDF's Ian Wright awarded for outstanding contribution to public affairs


14 December 2015

Press Release: How to stay on shelf in the health debate

Senior retailers and industry experts will join delegates at the Food and Drink Federation's Staying on Shelf event to discuss what the health debate means for keeping products on supermarket shelves. The event will take place in London on 25 February 2016.  More about How to stay on shelf in the health debate


9 December 2015

Press Release: FDF supports Commitment to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe

European private sector organisations have joined forces to support a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain in Europe by 2020. More about FDF supports Commitment to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe


3 December 2015

Press Release: Food and Drink Manufacturers Pledge to Treble Apprenticeships and Grow Exports

President of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, Dame Fiona Kendrick, has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added food and drink exports by a third by 2020. More about Food and Drink Manufacturers Pledge to Treble Apprenticeships and Grow Exports


30 November 2015

Press Release: FDF response to Health Select Committee's report on childhood obesity

FDF response to the Health Select Committee's Report on childhood obesity. More about FDF response to Health Select Committee's report on childhood obesity


29 November 2015

Press Release: British public unconvinced by soft drinks tax

Only four in ten Britons think introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks would be effective in tackling obesity, according to an independent poll of GB adults by Populus for the Food and Drink Federation. More about British public unconvinced by soft drinks tax


25 November 2015

Press Release: FDF response to the Chancellor's spending Review and Autumn Statement

Ian Wright CBE responds to the Chancellor's Spending Review and Autumn Statement on behalf of UK food and drink. More about FDF response to the Chancellor's spending Review and Autumn Statement