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

Cost of Government regulation will mean higher food prices for consumers

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today warned that consumers will inevitably face higher food and drink prices if manufacturers are forced to absorb the cost of proposed Government policies during the next few years.

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National Food Strategy Part II Report - Update

FDF’s Chief Scientific Officer, Kate Halliwell responds to the publication of the second part of the National Food Strategy report.

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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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National Food Strategy

We are working with members and key stakeholders to inform the upcoming National Food Strategy (NFS) for England. This includes engagement on the independent review led by Henry Dimbleby and the Government white paper.

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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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Report: Exports snapshot: Q1 2021

18 June 2021

FDF’s newly-released Q1 Trade Snapshot shows that for the first time in our reporting, non-EU exports of food and drink outgrew sales to countries in EU as a consequence of a large drop in sales, resulting from the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 and changes in the UK’s trading relationships.

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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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