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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: press.office@fdf.org.uk.


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


13 December 2019

Press Release: FDF statement on General Election

FDF statement on General Election. More about FDF statement on General Election


10 December 2019

Press Release: UK Exports to China see largest value increase this quarter

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) latest analysis of HMRC trade statistics shows UK food and drink exports have increased by 8.3% to £6.2bn in the third quarter of 2019. This has been driven by growth in sales to non-EU countries (+13.1%).  More about UK Exports to China see largest value increase this quarter


9 December 2019

Press Release: The FDF and Santander launches Food and Drink Industry Report 2020

The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the food and drink sector for 2020.  More about The FDF and Santander launches Food and Drink Industry Report 2020