The FDF’s members have access to unrivalled policy insight and expertise affecting food and drink manufacturing across the UK. Our core strength is our deep understanding of industry issues, which ensures we are well placed to deliver results for our members.

FDF Scotland works with policy and communications experts from across the FDF to help members navigate the complex and fast evolving policy landscape and keep you abreast of the latest developments in Scotland and across the UK.

FDF Scotland is proud to be part of the Scotland Food & Drink partnership – a unique collaboration between industry organisations from across the food supply chain, Scottish Government and its agencies.

We are proud to have been involved in the development of the the partnership's new ambitious 10-year strategy: ‘Sustaining Scotland. Supplying the world'. We will be an integral part of its delivery. Our ambition is to make Scotland the best place in the world to own, operate, and work for a food and drink business.

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What we do


Business insights and economics

The Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry is Scotland’s largest manufacturing sector, employing 44,000 people in communities across the country and with an annual turnover of £10.7 billion.

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Environmental sustainability

Our members have continued to significantly reduce carbon emissions and water consumption, as part of their commitment to reduce our environmental impact.

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Plastics & packaging

The UK food and drink industry relies on packaging to help protect food, prevent food waste, and contribute to wider sustainability goals.

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Food processing

Food processing ensures we have easy access to a wide range of delicious, nutritious and safe food and drink for families whatever their budget.

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Cross Party Group on Food

FDF Scotland provides the Secretariat for the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Food - a policy forum bringing together stakeholders from across the food chain to discuss the key food issues in Scotland.

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Diet and health

Scottish food and drink producers are playing a key role in enabling consumers to achieve a healthy balanced diet. Our Reformulation team is helping small to medium sized food companies to make their food healthier.


People and employment

Having a skilled, engaged workforce is vital to running a successful food and drink business and will help secure the future of the Scottish food and drink industry.

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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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Incident prevention and management

The FDF is proactively engaged with members and regulators on incident prevention and horizon scanning for emerging issues, to inform industry’s own activity to maintain the assurance and integrity of its products and supply chains.

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Innovation Gateway

Innovation support from across the UK that enables you and your business to get connected with the organisations and people best placed to help you.

Get involved

We organise seminars, briefings and workshops throughout the year. These are a great way to network with peers across the industry and share ideas and best practices.

We also facilitate events that allow our members to have a close dialogue with senior retailers and other important stakeholders.

Get involved


FDF attends Food and Drink Expo 2024

As the UK’s largest food and drink industry event returned from the 29th – 1st of May - and so did we! At our stand we invited attendees to explore what we do, what we are working on and setting out our goals for the next decade with our recently published industry manifesto.

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FDF Scotland responds to Humza Yousaf resignation as First Minister

Food and Drink Federation Scotland has responded to Humza Yousaf's resignation as First Minister.

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Events you may be interested in


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Aon - Cyber Risk Assessment

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Environmental law training

Delivered remotely via SLR’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), the environmental law and compliance management modules provide delegates with the key practical skills and competency to manage environmental law compliance for their organisation.


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Creating a Holistic Approach: Linking Food Safety Culture with Health, Safety, and Well-Being

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