Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - Articles and news items

UK Food & Drink Federation statement on the triggering of Article 50

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  29 March 2017  •  Food Drink Federation

The official UK FDF statement on the triggering of Article 50…

UK food supply chain leaders outline trade strategy for Brexit

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  26 March 2017  •  FDF; NFU; BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) outline post-Brexit policy aims…

UK Budget 2017: Gov must do more to reassure food manufacturers says FDF

Industry news  •  7 March 2017  •  New Food

FDF calls on the UK Chancellor to help offset challenges with concrete measures to support food and drink exports and to support R&D investment…

Happy St David’s Day: Introducing the FDF’s new Welsh identity

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  New Food

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is proud to announce this St. David’s Day that it is unveiling a new identity in Wales as FDF Cymru…

Brexit fails to dampen mood as UK food and beverage exports break £20bn

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  21 February 2017  •  New Food

Total exports of food and drink in 2016 grew by 10.5% to a record figure of more than £20bn…

The Food and Drink Federation’s response to UK Government’s industrial strategy

Industry news  •  23 January 2017  •  New Food

As UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to unveil a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy on Monday 23 January, that is designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy, we hear from FDF Director General Ian Wright CBE…

Brexit leaves fragile food manufacturing industry confidence, FDF reveal

Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  New Food

Concerns are mounting within the UK food and drink manufacturing industry a survey of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members published today reveals…

A new degree to meet the needs of the food and drink industry

Industry news  •  12 September 2016  •  New Food

​A new degree designed to develop the next generation of food processing engineers has been launched at Teesside University…

Row intensifies over Olympic Games ‘junk food’ promotion

Industry news  •  5 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Olympic sponsors, notably McDonald’s and Coca Cola have, once again, been subject to extensive criticism for using the Olympics as a marketing tool for unhealthy food, landing the UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) in trouble for comments made on the issue.

Survey shows UK food companies pessimistic after Brexit vote

Industry news  •  29 July 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

UK food companies are more pessimistic than their European neighbours in the wake of the country’s decision to exit the European Union…

FDF sends letter to PM setting out manufacturers’ key priorities

Industry news  •  14 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The FDF has sent a letter to PM Theresa May setting out food and drink manufacturers’ priorities for the negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU…

Project launched to attract talent to the food and drink industry

Industry news  •  4 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Leaders in the UK food and drink industry have launched a major project designed to help the sector boost productivity and recruit new talent…

Reactions to the EU Referendum from the food industry

Industry news  •  24 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Dairy UK, the Food and Drink Federation and the Scottish Food and Drink Federation have reacted to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU…

Helen Munday appointed FDF’s Chief Scientific Officer

Industry news  •  13 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as their new Chief Scientific Officer…

New guide helps food and drink producers to export goods

Industry news  •  22 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

New guidance rolled out to food and drink manufacturers will help existing and would-be exporters to compete in the fiercely competitive global marketplace.

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