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FDF reacts to results of the General Election

Following the results of the General Election of 4th July 2024, the FDF reacts with its priorities for the new Labour Government. 

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Karen Betts OBE wins prestigious Food Industry Champion Award at FMT Awards

Karen Betts OBE, FDF Chief Executive, attended the 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards, where she was awarded the prestigious ‘Food Industry Champion’ Award.

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