Our publications are divided into the following categories:

Latest Publications

Feeding Change

This report summarises our continuing commitment to diet and health policy issues. It sets out examples of the great work that is going on in that field in countries across the UK. It is a record of real achievement and one of which we are all enormously proud.

Rules of origin in an EU-UK FTA

A 'hidden hard Brexit' for food and drink exporters?

Published March 2018

report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (NABIM) from Global Counsel has revealed that the UK's food and drink manufacturing sector could face a hidden 'hard Brexit' once the UK leaves the EU as a result of rules of origin.

Guidance on comparative nutrition claims

Published January 2018

The document provides detailed best practice guidance on the requirements and appropriate wording for comparative nutrition claims to be used in the labelling and advertising of food and drink products.

FDF's Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2017

Published January 2018

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) Ambition 2025, launched in October 2016. The adoption of Ambition 2025 by members expressed a strong desire to go even further and take strides towards shaping future value chains and increasing awareness of natural capital. This report outlines the progress made by members to deliver our Ambition 2025.

Guidance on Setting Product Shelf-Life

Published November 2017

This resource is designed to help FBOs engaged in the production or sale of any category of food and ingredients to assign the most appropriate expiry date for their product.

Economic contribution and growth opportunities

Published July 2017

FDF commissioned industry-wide report by Grant Thornton has highlighted key growth opportunities for the food and drink industry, the UK's largest manufacturing sector.

FDF Manifesto 2017

Published May 2017

Our Manifesto is aimed at policymakers and candidates of all parties across the UK. It sets out the five key policies we want the next Government to implement after 8 June 2017 to ensure the UK's food and farming sector continues to lead the world.

Food and Drink Exporting: Five steps to success

Published April 2017

Five steps to food and drink export success

View: Growth through Exports

Download: PDF brochure: Growth through Exports

Report of FDF Members' Survey of Food and Packaging Waste Arisings in 2015

Published April 2017

This report presents the results of the survey commissioned jointly by FDF and WRAP to collect data on food and packaging waste arisings from FDF members' manufacturing sites in 2015.

Packaging for people, planet and profit - A sustainability checklist

Published March 2017

This Checklist has been prepared jointly by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and INCPEN – the Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment.

We encourage our members and others to use it and commend it to their suppliers, customers and other companies.

Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2018