Food Safety and Science
The safety of our products remains paramount for industry and continues to be
the top priority for FDF.
The inherent perishability of food from the time of harvest or slaughter
requires food manufacturers to be continually vigilant in maintaining product
safety – whether from the threat of chemical or microbiological contamination.
FDF ensures that members stay abreast of the advances in science that change our
understanding of food safety issues and we promote the need for appropriate
assessment and reduction strategies by regulators. We help our members by
to ensure that food safety incidents are handled in a proportionate way, at
national and EU level, and we co-ordinate an effective industry response.
Science also brings opportunities for product and process innovation and FDF
plays a key role in explaining to policy makers, regulators and opinion formers
these developments can provide real benefits for consumers.
As the body of legislation bearing down on industry continues to grow, we work
closely with our European counterpart, FoodDrinkEurope, to ensure that the
industry's voice is heard in the right places and at the right time within the
Our Food Safety and Scientific Steering Group represents, promotes and
safeguards the interests of the UK food industry in relation to scientific