The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a range of publications to highlighting the achievements and accomplishments of the FDF and our members.

Our publications are divided into the following categories:

Latest Publications

FDF's Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2017

Published January 2018

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) Ambition 2025, launched in October 2016. The adoption of Ambition 2025 by members expressed a strong desire to go even further and take strides towards shaping future value chains and increasing awareness of natural capital. This report outlines the progress made by members to deliver our Ambition 2025.

Guidance on Setting Product Shelf-Life

Published November 2017

This resource is designed to help FBOs engaged in the production or sale of any category of food and ingredients to assign the most appropriate expiry date for their product.

Economic contribution and growth opportunities

Published July 2017

FDF commissioned industry-wide report by Grant Thornton has highlighted key growth opportunities for the food and drink industry, the UK's largest manufacturing sector.

FDF Manifesto 2017

Published May 2017

Our Manifesto is aimed at policymakers and candidates of all parties across the UK. It sets out the five key policies we want the next Government to implement after 8 June 2017 to ensure the UK's food and farming sector continues to lead the world.

Food and Drink Exporting: Five steps to success

Published April 2017

Five steps to food and drink export success

View: Growth through Exports

Download: PDF brochure: Growth through Exports

Report of FDF Members' Survey of Food and Packaging Waste Arisings in 2015

Published April 2017

This report presents the results of the survey commissioned jointly by FDF and WRAP to collect data on food and packaging waste arisings from FDF members' manufacturing sites in 2015.

Packaging for people, planet and profit - A sustainability checklist

Published March 2017

This Checklist has been prepared jointly by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and INCPEN – the Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment.

We encourage our members and others to use it and commend it to their suppliers, customers and other companies.

FDF's Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2016

Published February 2017

This progress report highlights the collective environmental progress our members achieved under the Five-Fold Environmental Ambition, and are taking forward under Ambition 2025.

Ambition 2025 - Shaping Sustainable Value Chains

Published October 2016

FDF's 'Ambition 2025 – shaping sustainable value chains' is the next step on our journey to help deliver a sustainable food system into the future. It is a journey that will see our industry continue to take a leading role to further improve resource efficiencies and address the wider sustainability agenda.

Pictorial Representation guidance

Published September 2016

This resource provides food businesses with advice on what to consider when declaring a pictorial representation of a food ingredient on the label of a pre-packed product.

Reformulation guide - Spotlight on Sugars - for small to medium sized companies

Published August 2016

A free reformulation guide for small and medium sized companies developed by Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

This new guidance sets out the regulatory framework covering the reduction of sugars, key considerations when reducing sugars or using sugar replacers and factors affecting the consumer acceptability of sugar replacers. The guide covers the different challenges and opportunities in reducing sugars in the soft drinks, dairy and baked goods categories, and also discusses ingredient and labelling considerations.

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