FDF Scotland

The voice of the UK food and drink industry in Scotland

FDF Scotland is the membership body for food and drink manufacturers and is a division of the FDF. We represent and support food and drink companies, from thriving small businesses through to major global brands. We make sure our members' views and concerns are heard by the Scottish Government, the UK Government, other policy makers, politicians, consumers and the media.

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Food and drink industry news

The Food and Drink Federation responds to the Chancellor's Budget announcement

Food and drink manufacturers will welcome today’s Budget. The Chancellor’s announcement struck the right balance between supporting recovery and acknowledging the difficult choices that have to be made to restore the country’s finances.

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The Food and Drink Federation expresses concerns around potential stunted industry growth ahead of budget

Ahead of the Chancellor’s budget announcement next week, the FDF’s Chief Executive, Ian Wright CBE, has urged the government to conduct an urgent review of the regulatory burdens the food and drink industry currently faces

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What we do

FDF Scotland’s activities on behalf of its members and the industry change over time to reflect industry needs. Nevertheless, food safety and science, environmental sustainability and the challenges around diet and health remain key issues.

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Diet and health

FDF members are committed to ensuring people have access to a wide range of food and drinks that can support a balanced lifestyle. FDF Scotland is proud to deliver Reformulation for Health which is supporting smaller businesses to make their products healthier.

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Workforce and employment

Developing workforce skills, fair employment regulations, and ensuring access to labour is key for the Food and Drink Industry. Our skills initiative, A Future in Food, is promoting the career opportunities available in the Scottish food and drink industry.

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Trade

The FDF informs the Government’s trade and export policy priorities and provides advice to its members on trade policy and customs issues.

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Report: FDF Scotland manifesto: A menu for growth

09 February 2021

FDF Scotland’s manifesto sets out our key priorities for 2021 and beyond. We look forward to working in partnership with the next Scottish Parliament and Government to deliver our priorities.

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