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26 July 2017

Press Release: FDF Awards 2017 - Regional Growth Business shortlist

The FDF has announced the shortlist for the Regional Growth Business category of the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. The category is split by geographical area and sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP. More about FDF Awards 2017 - Regional Growth Business shortlist


20 July 2017

Press Release: FDF Awards 2017 - Awards Shortlist highlights very best of Food and Drink Industry

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the shortlist for the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. Taking place on Thursday 21 September at The Brewery in London, the annual awards celebrate the success of the food and drink manufacturing industry and the dedication of the people who work in it. More about FDF Awards 2017 - Awards Shortlist highlights very best of Food and Drink Industry


19 July 2017

Press Release: UK food and drink supply chain outlines Brexit priorities

In a joint letter, signatories from 26 representative bodies from across the UK food and drink supply chain have agreed 10 key priorities for the negotiations with the EU to protect the UK’s food security and our world leading food and farming sector More about UK food and drink supply chain outlines Brexit priorities


10 July 2017

Press Release: Grant Thornton report reveals untapped potential of UK food and drink manufacturing industry

A new Food and Drink Federation (FDF) commissioned industry-wide report by Grant Thornton has highlighted key growth opportunities for the food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. More about Grant Thornton report reveals untapped potential of UK food and drink manufacturing industry


30 June 2017

Press Release: Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising coming into force

Ian Wright CBE, FDF Director General, comments on the introduction of new Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media from 1 July. More about Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising coming into force


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