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.

We maintain an open dialogue with UK regulators and food chain partners to ensure members are alerted to potential food safety or authenticity issues and can respond swiftly to emerging risks to protect consumers. In the event of a significant emerging issue or incident affecting the industry, we work closely with the FSA with the aim of ensuring that these are handled effectively and proportionately. We act as an interface to facilitate the exchange of information, at industry level, between members and regulators.

Our well-established network of food safety-related committees help members to anticipate emerging issues and manage risk in their supply chains. The FDF also supports the development and sharing of best practice, aimed at ensuring that robust systems are in place to deal effectively with an incident when it occurs. 

FDF members also have access to the FDF Incident Prevention and Management Toolkit and our weekly summary of EU RASFF alerts impacting food ingredients and products, which can be used as horizon scanning tools to feed into company's own risk assessments.


For official information on reporting a food crime or food safety incident, please refer to:

Incident alerts

FDF Scotland's plan to prevent further food price increases

FDF Scotland has written to Nicola Sturgeon to set out its action plan to support Scotland’s food and drink industry and to avoid further increases to the cost of food during this economic crisis.

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Support #HiddenHeroes

Please continue to support the FDF's #HiddenHeroes campaign on Twitter @foodanddrinkfed and @FDFCorpAffairs which is highlighting the hard work happening across the supply chain to keep the nation fed.

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