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' views and concerns are heard where it matters with Government, regulators, key influencers 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 the industry faces a skills gap, we need 19,000 new recruits by 2024.

Through our 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 routes 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 the industry in Scotland to £16.5bn by 2017 through exploiting growth markets.

Find out more about us

Our members

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 membership

SFDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink manufacturers.

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.