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. We bring together business, government and stakeholders to ensure our manufacturers have the right conditions to grow, invest and employ, while continuing to produce high quality, nutritious and affordable food and drink.

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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 new PM must back our industry

Inflation is soaring and the UK’s food and drink manufacturers are under pressure like never before - time for the new PM to show their support, says the FDF chief executive.

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Only industry can solve the plastic packaging problem

Karen Betts: We need a best-in-class recycling system - one that’s affordable for shoppers, and which is also good for the environment

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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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International trade

The FDF informs the government’s trade and border policy priorities and provides advice to help its members grow their international trade.

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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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