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.


17 June 2020

Press Release: The squeezed middle need support if hospitality restart is to succeed

New report says further support from the UK and devolved governments is vital to sustain manufacturers supplying the hospitality and food service market.   More about The squeezed middle need support if hospitality restart is to succeed


11 June 2020

Press Release: FDF Scotland response to the scottish government announcement on the Restricting Foods Promotions Bill

We welcome the announcement that the Scottish Government will not bring forward legislation to restrict the promotions of food and drink products.  More about FDF Scotland response to the scottish government announcement on the Restricting Foods Promotions Bill


10 June 2020

Press Release: Ambition needed from government and industry to achieve net zero in food and drink

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and SLR have today published a report which sets out how the food and drink industry can achieve the ambitious target of a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050 and the support it will require from government.  More about Ambition needed from government and industry to achieve net zero in food and drink


27 May 2020

Press Release: Pandemic hits food and drink exports but non-EU sales of branded goods grow

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published analysis showing that in the first quarter of 2020, food and drink exports fell by over £700m (-12.7%) compared to the same period in 2019. More about Pandemic hits food and drink exports but non-EU sales of branded goods grow


21 May 2020

Press Release: Gumtree Jobs partners with Food and Drink Federation to connect employers with displaced hidden heroes

Gumtree Jobs has announced a new partnership with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), who represent the interests of the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, to link displaced jobseekers with employers in their local area. More about Gumtree Jobs partners with Food and Drink Federation to connect employers with displaced hidden heroes


19 May 2020

Press Release: The Food and Drink Federation responds to the announcement of the UK's global tariff

"The FDF welcomes today's announcement of the UK's global tariff." More about The Food and Drink Federation responds to the announcement of the UK's global tariff


13 May 2020

Press Release: FDF responds to the Government's announcement regarding Trade Credit Insurance guarantee

"We are delighted that the Government has introduced a guarantee scheme for trade credit insurance." More about FDF responds to the Government's announcement regarding Trade Credit Insurance guarantee


6 May 2020

Press Release: The FDF and UK trade unions: working together to feed the nation

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Unite, Usdaw, BFAWU and GMB, have joined together for the first time to commend the efforts of all those working in food and drink manufacturing who are doing so much to keep the nation fed and to maintain the UK's food security. More about The FDF and UK trade unions: working together to feed the nation


22 April 2020

Press Release: Industry Launches New Guidelines on Including Recycled Content In Packaging

Trade associations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have come together to publish a letter, calling on all Governments to ensure the continuation of critical imports and exports of food and drink at this critical time. More about Industry Launches New Guidelines on Including Recycled Content In Packaging


17 April 2020

Press Release: FDF Cymru appointment promoted by Welsh Government

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Pete Robertson to the role of Acting Director of FDF Cymru.  More about FDF Cymru appointment promoted by Welsh Government