FDF Membership - reasons to join

Making the best use of your time and resource is key. Being an FDF member will equip you with the expertise to grow, protect and strengthen your business.

We represent and protect the interests of food and drink companies of all sizes, across all sectors of the industry. Our members range from global brands to SME’s and growing artisan sole traders. Whatever your size of business, FDF membership can help you.

Membership covers the whole organisation; your technical and regulatory teams through to your commercial teams will be able to tap into the FDF’s expertise and guidance.

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Why should I join?

With a range of strategic, operational and practical benefits, we support our members in all aspects of their business.

Powerful advocacy, regulatory support and scientific expertise are just some most valued member benefits.

What does being an FDF member give me?

Once you join, you and your team will have access to all our member benefits including:

  • Access to FDF experts on issues covering;
    • food safety
    • plastics & packaging
    • trade policy and advice covering export and imports
    • sustainability and NetZero
    • nutrition and health including new rules on HFSS promotions and advertising
    • and lots more
  • Specialist committees and sector groups where you can get involved and keep up to speed on the topics, legislation and policy most relevant to your role and sector
  • Opportunities to develop your business with insights and trends, partner offers and member discounts on events and training
  • Chances to connect and network with industry peers, hear from expert speakers and share best practice
  • Information and toolkits from labelling and allergens through to alerts and recalls

As a member of the sectors largest and most influential trade association, you will ensure that your voice is heard at the highest level and that you have the opportunity to influence the issues that impact your business. We are the first port of call for Government on any issue relating to food and drink and are active across the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments on a wide range of policy areas.

We are constantly speaking on our members behalf, ensuring that we deliver early warnings on issues affecting business critical issues of the day.

Regardless of your organisation’s size or sector, membership will provide

  • relevant timely guidance and support
  • a competitive edge
  • value for money.

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Join today

Join today to take advantage of our invaluable support - there is no better time to become an FDF member!

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Other FDF memberships

The FDF is a trade association working for and representing the food and drink producing and importing community. We are funded by membership subscription and represent the UK business of over 800 companies.

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Academic affiliate membership

Our academic affiliate membership is open to universities, colleges and higher education establishments, who wish to develop and expand their connections with the food and drink industry.

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Association membership

We represent and protect the interests of food and drink companies of all sizes, across all sectors of the industry, and are proud to include in our membership a number of food and drink trade associations.

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Professional affiliate membership

Our professional affiliates offer professional services to the food and drink sector. Through these partnerships we hope that our members will benefit from their knowledge and insight.