The provision of safe, authentic and traceable food is of the highest importance to our sector. Food businesses must comply with all relevant food regulations, which need to be built upon sound science and evidence.

To inform and protect consumers' interests, regulatory systems are in place to ensure food law is appropriately applied across the entire food supply chain. Food law is developed in the UK by central government and the devolved administrations, with the enforcement of these food standards (e.g. safety and labelling) being the responsibility of local authorities.

The FDF works with member companies and stakeholders to ensure that pragmatic food regulations provide a level playing field for businesses whilst maintaining consumer protection.

 

FDF Food Safety and Authenticity Report (members only) - March 2024

As some of the many FDF committees and groups available for members' only access, the FDF runs several regulatory committees (such as food safety, allergens, contaminants, food contact materials, and labelling). These provide our members with not just technical updates but also the opportunity to influence our policy positions and workstreams.

FDF committees and groups

Food safety and science

allergy and intolerance

Allergen labelling and management

Some people are hypersensitive to certain foods and can suffer adverse reactions, which can be life threatening. The FDF assists the UK food industry through its provision of technical guidance to keep consumers safe.

food information

Food labelling and consumer information

Food information to consumers must not mislead and the food label is the primary means of providing essential information to consumers.

science

Food safety

Ensuring food is safe is paramount. The FDF helps our members ensure all their products meet strict UK regulations on aspects such as hygiene, contaminants, food contact materials and additives.

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Precision breeding

Precision breeding describes a range of techniques which can make precise changes to an organism’s own DNA. The FDF supports the use of technological solutions to help the competitiveness and sustainability of the food and drink supply chain.

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Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

We provide a members' only summary of the EU RASFF alerts, taken from the EU Commission's RASFF portal on a weekly basis.

Events and webinars

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FDF Event

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

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How to Keep Food Authentic: Navigating Alternative Proteins

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Unlock the secrets of best practise labelling compliance in the US.

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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.