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

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.

RSPH calls for activity equivalent calorie labelling

Industry news  •  7 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is calling for the introduction of activity equivalent calorie labelling on food and drink to help tackle obesity…

FDF members overwhelming back UK remaining in the EU

Industry news  •  21 March 2016  •  Victoria White

A comprehensive poll of members carried out by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) saw more than two thirds of those responding support the ‘remain’ option…

UK exports of branded food and non-alcoholic drinks grew by 0.9% in 2015

Industry news  •  2 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Exports of branded food and non-alcoholic drinks grew by 0.9% to £4.63bn in 2015, representing the 15th year of consecutive growth…

UK food and drink manufacturers to treble apprenticeships

Industry news  •  7 December 2015  •  Victoria White

Dame Fiona Kendrick, President of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added food and drink exports by a third by 2020…

Health Select Committee recommends sugary drinks tax

Industry news  •  30 November 2015  •  Victoria White

The House of Commons’ Health Select Committee has published a report supporting a sugary drinks tax and tighter controls on ‘unhealthy food and drink’…

Sugar tax! Public Health England publishes its review on sugar

Industry news  •  23 October 2015  •  Victoria White

PHE’s “Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action”, outlining a broad range of measures for sugar reduction, including a tax on high sugar products, has been published…

 

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