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Here are the latest news stories from SFDF. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when SFDF issues a press release, please send an email to: pressoffice@fdf.org.uk.


23 June 2017

Press Release: Food and drink industry responds to prime minister's EU citizen offer

FDF welcomes the Prime Minister’s proposals regarding the rights of EU citizens to stay once we have left the EU.  More about Food and drink industry responds to prime minister's EU citizen offer


21 June 2017

Press Release: FDF response to Queen's Speech

FDF response to Queen's Speech. More about FDF response to Queen's Speech


12 June 2017

Press Release: FDF respond to appointment of Rt Hon. Michael Gove to Secretary of State for Defra

FDF comments on the appointment of Rt Hon. Michael Gove to Secretary of State for Defra. More about FDF respond to appointment of Rt Hon. Michael Gove to Secretary of State for Defra


9 June 2017

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation comment on General Election

FDF response to the result of the General Election 2017. More about Food and Drink Federation comment on General Election


6 June 2017

Press Release: Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge

Last Thursday (1 June) some lucky shoppers from TESCO in Bathgate took home some tasty Scotch Beef PGI burgers in exchange for a donation to charity. This fundraising event was organised by pupils from Bathgate Academy. More about Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge


1 June 2017

Press Release: FDF announces partner charity for Food and Drink Industry Dinner

The Food and Drink Federation has announced that the designated charity of its Food and Drink Industry Dinner is WorKingOptions in Education. The programme helps young people in this country fulfil their potential and consider employment opportunities in the food, drink, and retail industry. More about FDF announces partner charity for Food and Drink Industry Dinner


1 June 2017

Press Release: Masterchef winner judges Scottish schools challenge

Yesterday (31 May) teams of pupils from primary schools across Scotland took part in a cook-off judged by a team of 'dragons' - including MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary MacLean. More about Masterchef winner judges Scottish schools challenge


31 May 2017

Press Release: FDF delivers further water savings under its Ambition 2025

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members who reported water use in 2016 have reduced the amount of water used in the production of food and drink products by 35.8% compared to the 2007 baseline. More about FDF delivers further water savings under its Ambition 2025


31 May 2017

Press Release: UK Food and Drink Exports see record growth in first quarter of 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw exports of all UK food and drink grow to £4.9bn, up 8.3% on 2016. This represents the largest first quarter exports value on record. More about UK Food and Drink Exports see record growth in first quarter of 2017


9 May 2017

Press Release: FDF announces guest speaker for food and drink industry dinner

Political columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards as the guest speaker for our Food and Drink Industry Dinner on Monday 12 June 2017. More about FDF announces guest speaker for food and drink industry dinner