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14 June 2018

Press Release: Mastechef winner judges Scottish Primary Schools food challenge

On Tuesday (12 June) 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 Mastechef winner judges Scottish Primary Schools food challenge


11 June 2018

Press Release: FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) third annual Convention will offer a unique perspective into the key challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink industry and the wider 'farm-to-fork' supply chain.  More about FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities


11 June 2018

Press Release: FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) third annual Convention will offer a unique perspective into the key challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink industry and the wider 'farm-to-fork' supply chain.  More about FDF Convention: Key influencers gather to discuss critical industry challenges and opportunities


6 June 2018

Press Release: Ian Wright CBE: The Campden BRI Day lecture - "A whole new world"

A speech by FDF's Chief Executive Ian Wright CBE at Campden BRI Day 2018 entitled "A whole new world: food and drink after Brexit". More about Ian Wright CBE: The Campden BRI Day lecture - "A whole new world"


24 May 2018

Press Release: First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion

The latest export statistics reveal that Q1 2018 exports of food and drink have grown by 5.5% to £5.2bn, from £5.0bn in Q1 2017. Total exports to EU markets (+8.2%) grew faster than those to non-EU markets (+1.2%).  More about First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion


22 May 2018

Press Release: FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme

We are encouraged that today's report highlights some of the recent reformulation work undertaken by industry, with sugar reduction reported in five out of the eight food product categories. In some categories we have always said that sugar reduction would be particularly challenging. More about FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme


17 May 2018

Press Release: FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published the results of the first of its new quarterly business confidence surveys, polling a range of food and drink manufacturers from across the UK. More about FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient


14 May 2018

Press Release: FDF Health report - Feeding Change

FDF has responded to Defra consultation on the future domestic Agriculture Policy in England: ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit More about FDF Health report - Feeding Change


11 May 2018

Press Release: FDF response to Defra's 'Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit' consultation

FDF has responded to Defra consultation on the future domestic Agriculture Policy in England: ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit More about FDF response to Defra's 'Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit' consultation


25 April 2018

Press Release: Business groups unite to call for post Brexit alignment within the UK on food and nutritional labelling and standards

Three of Scotland's leading business representative groups have united to call for a common regulatory approach within the UK on aspects to do with food labelling and standards More about Business groups unite to call for post Brexit alignment within the UK on food and nutritional labelling and standards