Why join the Scottish Food and Drink Federation?

The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) is the trade association protecting the interests of food and drink manufacturers of all sizes with a base in Scotland

Why join FDFS

  • Access expertise from across the food industry on key scientific and technical issues and participate in our committees and working groups
  • Early warnings on regulatory issues affecting the industry - help to interpret them for your business and how to change or overcome them
  • A proactive programme of influence and lobbying – shaping and influencing policy
  • Crisis management support including; dedicated crisis teams, urgent alerts and PR expertise
  • Proactive engagement with the media on your behalf
  • Exclusive member discounts for our training courses and events
  • Networking

What our members say

James Macsween, Managing Director, Macsween Haggis, Edinburgh

"The Federation is always willing and able to support our business, with advice on day to day matters and their email alert service keeps us up to date on all critical news."

Tony Dumbreck, Managing Director, Innovate Foods Ltd, Kirkcaldy

"With the FDFS team I feel that we can punch well above our individual weight and get listened to by our elected representatives and their officers."

Frequently asked questions

How will you help my day to day business?

You can save time and money by outsourcing technical and regulatory tasks to us. We have technical experts who can support you areas including microbiological control in high risk foods or what the latest government scientific advice on a key nutrient means for your business.

SFDF lobbies on your behalf to make sure your voice is heard where it matters.

Do you represent small companies?

We are delighted to represent businesses of all sizes and many of our members are small and medium sized operators.

How do you champion the industry in the media?

FDFS represents and defends the industry to the media on many issues affecting our sector. We proactively look for opportunities to promote our exciting industry and keep you up-to-date on media stories that may be of interest to your company.

Contact information

Main telephone: 0131 229 9415
Email: sfdf@sfdf.org.uk

If you would like to have an informal chat about what we could do for your business, get in touch with our Scottish Policy and Membership Manager Cat Hay on 0131 222 8020 or cat.hay@sfdf.org.uk.