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 work together to deliver Ambition 2030, our industry growth strategy.

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What we do

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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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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.

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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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Business insights and economics

The Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry is Scotland’s largest manufacturing sector, employing 47,000 people in communities across the country and with an annual turnover of £10.4 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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Ukraine crisis

We're urgently working with FDF member companies in our sector to understand the impact of the sanctions imposed on Russia. Businesses want to do the right thing in ensuring they abide by the measures taken by governments in response to Russian aggression. 

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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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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.

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.

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