The Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

The voice of the UK food and drink industry

The FDF is the membership body for the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, food and drink. The FDF will provide members with regular updates and advice throughout the duration of the war in Ukraine.

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How we can help your business

We represent and support food and drink companies, from ambitious sole traders and SMEs to the largest global brands. 

Whether your priority is trade and exports, job and skills, food safety and health or product innovation, the FDF offers expert advice and guidance to grow your business. 

Our focus

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Food and drink industry news

The UK and Mexico begin trade negotiations

Following the start of trade talks between UK and Mexico, the FDF’s Head of International Trade Dominic Goudie highlights the benefits.

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Call for industry to back innovative Careers Passport

The FDF is calling on manufacturers of all sizes to back a new Careers Passport and help solve the labour shortages that are hindering the industry.

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Our focus

For over 100 years, we have successfully contributed to policy making and legislative development, championing our members’ views – large and small – on the critical issues of the day.

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The FDF informs the Government’s trade and export policy priorities and provides advice to its members on trade policy and customs issues.

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Environmental sustainability

Our members have continued to significantly reduce carbon emissions and water consumption, as part of their commitment to reduce our environmental impact.

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Diet and health

FDF members are committed to ensuring people have access to a wide range of food and drinks that can support a balanced lifestyle.

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Event: Future Leaders Networking Reception

FDF Future Leaders Networking Reception celebrates the talents and achievements of the industry's future leaders!

09 June 2022

18:30 - 23:00

FDF Event

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