Who we are?
The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) is an independent, industry funded
trade association, representing food and drink manufacturers from major global
brands through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.
The voice of food and drink manufacturing
SFDF is a division of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which is the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.
The food and drink manufacturing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in
Scotland and the rest of the UK. In Scotland, we account for almost 19% of the
total manufacturing sector by turnover and employ 36,000 people across 891
businesses, of which 97% are micro to medium-sized. We ensure our members'
concerns are heard where it matters with Government, regulators, key
across the food chain, consumers and the media.
Ensuring Scotland's food is safe
We work together with Food Standards Scotland and other partners across the food
supply chain to ensure our food is safe and that consumers can have trust in it.
Our work with schools
Food and drink manufacturing offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers, in particular there are many opportunities for
scientists, technologists and engineers driving innovation and growth. However
industry faces a skills gap, we need 19,000 new recruits by 2024.
schools work - A Future in Food, we help teachers, pupils and parents better understand the food and drink
industry in Scotland, highlight the wide variety of careers on offer and the
to access them.
Working in partnership for industry growth
As members of the Scotland Food and Drink Executive Group, SFDF participates
fully in the delivery of the Industry Strategy which aims to grow the value of
industry in Scotland to £16.5bn by 2017 through exploiting growth
Find out more about us
Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies, from major global brands
through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.
SFDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink
Our organisation: How we work
SFDF is structured so that it is focused on delivering results in the areas that
have the biggest impact on our members' businesses.
Cross Party Group on Food
We provide the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on
Food, which acts as a policy forum for discussion of food issues in Scotland.
SFDF Membership Enquiries
Call 0131 229 9415 or send us an email.