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.

What we do

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Trade

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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Innovation

FDF Cymru is a The University of Sheffield AMRC Cymru, and acts as the food and industry liaison officer for food and drink packaging in Wales.

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Environmental sustainability

Recycling, deposit return schemes, extended producer responsibility and the drive to the circular economy are pivotal issues that are decided by Welsh government.

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Diet and health

FDF Cymru works with member companies to support educational programs in Wales to advocate the benefits of breakfast clubs, promote the benefits of a healthy balanced diet, and to showcase our member's reformulation successes.

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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

In Wales there are two areas where the agenda has a specific dynamic as they are defined by Welsh government – apprenticeships and fair/social work agenda.

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Incident prevention and management

The FDF is proactively engaged with members and regulators on incident prevention and horizon scanning for emerging issues.

Get involved

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.

Get involved