Latest News

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: press.office@fdf.org.uk.


19 June 2019

Press Release: UK food and drink calls on governments to back plan for future success

A collective of more than 30 organisations from across the UK's food and drink supply chain have today published A Recipe for Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability: the UK Food and Drink Industry's Plan for Success, a call-to-action for governments to support and champion the UK's largest industry.  More about UK food and drink calls on governments to back plan for future success


11 June 2019

Press Release: Scottish pupils take part in cook off as part of food challenge

The Braw Lunch-Brake Challenge challenged Scottish primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils to create an innovative, healthy new dish – which includes local Scottish produce - for their school meal.  More about Scottish pupils take part in cook off as part of food challenge


5 June 2019

Press Release: UK food and drink exports: Biggest first quarter on record

"The food and drink industry continues to out-perform expectations, delivering another quarter of exceptional exports growth despite the damaging uncertainty with which businesses have to contend"  More about UK food and drink exports: Biggest first quarter on record


3 June 2019

Press Release: FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance

This updated UK best practice guidance provides advice to food business operators on how to label food products that include cereals containing gluten, and which claims can be made relating to the absence or reduced presence of gluten (e.g. gluten-free).  More about FDF publishes updated gluten labelling guidance


26 April 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger

In response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger, FDF Chief Operating Officer Tim Rycroft said More about Food and Drink Federation response to the CMA decision on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda Merger


15 April 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation welcomes Kraft Heinz into membership

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today announced that Kraft Heinz will be joining its membership with immediate effect. More about Food and Drink Federation welcomes Kraft Heinz into membership


11 April 2019

Press Release: FDF response to flexible Brexit extension until 31 October

Responding to the EU Council decision on a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October, Ian Wright CBE, FDF Chief Executive said: More about FDF response to flexible Brexit extension until 31 October


2 April 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the Prime Minister's statement

FDF comments on the statement by the Prime Minister this evening. More about Food and Drink Federation response to the Prime Minister's statement


1 April 2019

Press Release: FDF response to tonight's votes in the House of Commons

FDF has issued the following press notice in response to tonight's votes in the House of Commons.  More about FDF response to tonight's votes in the House of Commons


30 March 2019

Press Release: FDF response to media speculation about a 'push for no-deal' among MPs

FDF response to media speculation today about a 'push for no-deal' among MPs More about FDF response to media speculation about a 'push for no-deal' among MPs