Ensuring food is safe is our number 1 priority.
The provision of safe, authentic and traceable food is of the highest importance to our sector. Using the latest advances in science and technology, we look to ensure that despite rapid changes in supply chain dynamics, the food that people eat is safer today than it has ever been.
The FDF works with member companies and stakeholders to ensure that pragmatic food regulations provide a level playing field for businesses whilst providing protection for consumers. The combined expertise within the FDF and its members ensures that advances in our understanding of food safety are deployed to deliver the greatest possible benefits.
Food safety and science
Food manufacturers are well aware that allergic consumers require accurate and consistent information regarding the presence of food allergens.
Food safety management and assurance are integral to the provision of safe, authentic products. Responsible and competent food and drink manufacturers have developed, and continuously review, rigorous systems focused on ensuring the safety and authenticity of their food products.
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To inform and protect consumers' interests in food, regulatory systems are in place to ensure that food law is applied across the food chain.
Food labelling is an important means of providing essential information to consumers. This includes details on a food’s ingredients, composition, durability, storage and preparation requirements, any safety related information and identification of the manufacturer.
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.
The FDF produces a range of resources to help guide companies through the complexities arising as the UK leaves the EU. This includes our Brexit Roadmap resource. The FDF also runs various Brexit-related committees.