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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The Food and Drink Federation responds to the Chancellor's Budget announcement

Food and drink manufacturers will welcome today’s Budget. The Chancellor’s announcement struck the right balance between supporting recovery and acknowledging the difficult choices that have to be made to restore the country’s finances.

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The Food and Drink Federation expresses concerns around potential stunted industry growth ahead of budget

Ahead of the Chancellor’s budget announcement next week, the FDF’s Chief Executive, Ian Wright CBE, has urged the government to conduct an urgent review of the regulatory burdens the food and drink industry currently faces

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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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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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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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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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News Article: Entry for the FDF Awards 2021 is now open!

16 September 2021

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 26 March 2021, for your chance to win!

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Report: FDF's Ambition: Progress report 2020

24 February 2021

The FDF and our members remain committed to the sustainability agenda and delivering environmental improvements across all areas of our Ambition.

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FDF podcast: Passionate about food and drink

Weekly podcasts on developments within UK food industry featuring Ian Wright, CEO and key policy staff.

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