The FDF’s members have access to unrivalled policy insight and expertise affecting food and drink manufacturing across the UK. Our core strength is our deep understanding of industry issues, which ensures we are well placed to deliver results for our members.

We are organised into seven expert teams of over 70 people across England, Scotland and Wales to help members navigate the complex and fast evolving policy landscape and keep you abreast of the latest developments wherever you are.

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What we do

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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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Business insights and economics

The FDF's economic analysis is a key avenue for ensuring the financial importance of the sector is widely recognised, as well as its potential for growth and productivity improvements.

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Innovation

Innovation is key to developing the food and drink of tomorrow, and underpinning many of our ambitions be they around sustainability, healthy diets or safety.

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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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Government Food Strategy

The FDF welcome the new Food Strategy, which is an endorsement of the success and centrality of the UK’s food industry, from farming to manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

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Ukraine crisis

We're urgently working with FDF member companies in our sector to understand the impact of the sanctions imposed on Russia. Businesses want to do the right thing in ensuring they abide by the measures taken by governments in response to Russian aggression. 

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Food safety and science

Ensuring food is safe is our number 1 priority. The provision of safe, authentic and traceable food is of the highest importance to our sector.

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Workforce and employment

Developing workforce skills, fair employment regulations, and ensuring access to labour is key for the Food and Drink Industry.

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We organise seminars, briefings and workshops throughout the year. These are a great way to network with peers across the industry and share ideas and best practices.

We also facilitate events that allow our members to have a close dialogue with senior retailers and other important stakeholders.

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