Who we are?
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland is an independent, industry funded trade association, representing food and drink manufacturers from major global brands through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.
The voice of food and drink manufacturing
FDF Scotland is a division of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which is the voice of the UK food and drink
The food and drink manufacturing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in
the rest of the UK. In Scotland, we account for almost 19% of the total
manufacturing sector by
turnover and employ 36,000 people across 891 businesses, of which 97% are micro
sized. We ensure our members' views and concerns are heard where it matters with
regulators, key influencers across the food chain, consumers and the media.
Ensuring Scotland's food is safe
We work together with Food Standards Scotland and other partners across the food
chain to ensure our food is safe and that consumers can have trust in it.
Our work with schools
Food and drink manufacturing offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers, in
particular there are many opportunities for scientists, technologists and
innovation and growth. However the industry faces a skills gap, we need 19,000
new recruits by
Through our schools work - A Future in Food, we help teachers, pupils and parents better understand the
food and drink industry in Scotland, highlight the wide variety of careers on
offer and the routes to
Working in partnership for industry growth
As members of the Scotland Food and Drink Executive Group, we participate fully
delivery of the Industry Strategy which aims to grow the value of the industry in Scotland to £16.5bn
by 2017 through exploiting growth markets.
Find out more about us
Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies, from major global brands
small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.
FDF Scotland membership
We look out for the interests of both large and small food and drink
Our organisation: How we work
FDF Scotland is structured so that it is focused on delivering results in the
areas that have the
biggest impact on our members' businesses.
Party Group on Food
We provide the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on
Food, which acts
as a policy forum for discussion of food issues in Scotland.
SFDF Membership Enquiries
Call 0131 229 9415 or send us an email.