The Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

The voice of the UK food and drink industry

The FDF is the membership body for the food and drink manufacturing sector. We represent and support food and drink companies, from ambitious sole traders and SMEs to the largest global brands. We respond to the issues and challenges shaping the world in which you operate, equipping our members with the opportunities and expertise to develop, grow and sustain their businesses.

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Food and drink industry news

The Food and Drink Federation announces Paul Freeston as new President following Jon Woods’ tenure

The FDF’s annual President’s Reception, taking place this evening, will celebrate the handover of President Jon Woods to President Elect, Paul Freeston, Chair & Chief Executive of apetito UK & North America.

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The Food and Drink Federation launches Achieving Net Zero handbook to support food and drink manufacturers

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today launched its handbook to help food and drink manufacturers on their journeys to Net Zero.

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What we do

The FDF's activities on behalf of its members and the industry change over time to reflect the changing policy landscape. Nevertheless, food safety and science, environmental sustainability and the challenges around diet and health are long-standing themes.

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Business confidence

Business confidence improved in Q2 2021, turning positive for the first time since last summer. Q3 business confidence survey results will be available soon.

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Exports

The FDF works with government and other stakeholders to promote the sector’s success in exporting and encourage more food and drink manufacturers to export.

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Environmental sustainability

The FDF is committed to creating a thriving and sustainable UK food and drink industry that acts responsibly for the benefit of society and the environment.

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News Article: Entries to the FDF Awards 2022 are now open!

28 February 2022

The FDF Awards recognise and reward excellence for innovation, competitiveness and talent in the food and drink industry. Take a look at our award categories and enter for free before 28 February 2022, for your chance to win - you can enter as many categories as you like and nominate multiple projects/colleagues.

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Report: Exports H1 2021

02 September 2021

FDF’s newly-released H1 2021 Trade Snapshot looks at UK food and drink trade trends during the first half of 2021.

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Report: Eating into household budgets: the Government’s recipe for food price inflation

20 July 2021

The report looks at the impact on industry and consumer food prices of seven different policies coming from either the sustainability or public health policy arenas.

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Podcasts

We produce weekly podcasts on developments within UK Food industry featuring Ian Wright, CEO and key policy staff as well ad hoc episodes on topical issues. The FDF Podcast is sponsored by Clarke Energy: Sustainably powering food and drink sectors

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