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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.


9 June 2017

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation comment on General Election

FDF response to the result of the General Election 2017. More about Food and Drink Federation comment on General Election


1 June 2017

Press Release: FDF announces partner charity for Food and Drink Industry Dinner

The Food and Drink Federation has announced that the designated charity of its Food and Drink Industry Dinner is WorKingOptions in Education. The programme helps young people in this country fulfil their potential and consider employment opportunities in the food, drink, and retail industry. More about FDF announces partner charity for Food and Drink Industry Dinner


31 May 2017

Press Release: FDF delivers further water savings under its Ambition 2025

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members who reported water use in 2016 have reduced the amount of water used in the production of food and drink products by 35.8% compared to the 2007 baseline. More about FDF delivers further water savings under its Ambition 2025


31 May 2017

Press Release: UK Food and Drink Exports see record growth in first quarter of 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw exports of all UK food and drink grow to £4.9bn, up 8.3% on 2016. This represents the largest first quarter exports value on record. More about UK Food and Drink Exports see record growth in first quarter of 2017


18 May 2017

Press Release: On Ireland, it's time for negotiators' actions to match their rhetoric says FDF Director General

FDF director-general Ian Wright CBE speaks at the National Food Industry Summit in Dublin today. More about On Ireland, it's time for negotiators' actions to match their rhetoric says FDF Director General


9 May 2017

Press Release: FDF announces guest speaker for food and drink industry dinner

Political columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards as the guest speaker for our Food and Drink Industry Dinner on Monday 12 June 2017. More about FDF announces guest speaker for food and drink industry dinner


5 May 2017

FDF News: New date for FDF Convention

The date has changed from Thursday 11 May to Tuesday 11 July and the venue has also changed from the British Library to the British Museum.  More about New date for FDF Convention


4 May 2017

Press Release: Showcase Event Highlights Food and Drink as Exciting Career Destination

On Tuesday (2 May), teams of S2 pupils from four schools from the Perth and Kinross area presented the results of food industry related challenges to a team of 'dragons' as part of a showcase event exploring career destinations within the food and drink sector. More about Showcase Event Highlights Food and Drink as Exciting Career Destination


3 May 2017

Press Release: FDF manifesto outlines key policies for future food and drink industry success

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today set out the five key policies it believes the next Government should implement in order for the food and farming sectors to thrive on a global scale. More about FDF manifesto outlines key policies for future food and drink industry success


26 April 2017

Press Release: FDF and FDEA launch new guide to boost UK food and drink exports

Food and drink companies will receive advice to begin or accelerate their export journey today with the launch of a new five step guide. Currently only one in five of the UK's manufacturers export which presents a massive untapped opportunity for the industry. More about FDF and FDEA launch new guide to boost UK food and drink exports