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 ONS inflation figures for December 2021

“Today’s inflation shows food prices up by 4.5%, the highest rise in nearly ten years. Food producers have been hit hard by significant inflationary pressures, from rising ingredient and logistics costs to an increase in energy prices and labour issues, as firms compete for workers in a tight labour market.

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UK food and drink sees a significant and persistent drop in exports

UK exports of food and drink are down £2.7bn (-15.9%) in the first three quarters of 2021 compared to pre-pandemic levels. This is largely due to a drop in sales to the EU of £2.4bn (-23.7%) resulting from new barriers to trade with the EU and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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COVID-19

We are working hard to support our members during the Coronavirus - Covid-19 crisis.

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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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