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24 May 2018

Press Release: First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion

The latest export statistics reveal that Q1 2018 exports of food and drink have grown by 5.5% to £5.2bn, from £5.0bn in Q1 2017. Total exports to EU markets (+8.2%) grew faster than those to non-EU markets (+1.2%).  More about First quarter food and drink exports grow by 5.5% to £5.2 billion


22 May 2018

Press Release: FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme

We are encouraged that today's report highlights some of the recent reformulation work undertaken by industry, with sugar reduction reported in five out of the eight food product categories. In some categories we have always said that sugar reduction would be particularly challenging. More about FDF response to PHE report: Sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme


17 May 2018

Press Release: FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published the results of the first of its new quarterly business confidence surveys, polling a range of food and drink manufacturers from across the UK. More about FDF Confidence Survey - Food and Drink manufacturers remain resilient


14 May 2018

Press Release: FDF Health report - Feeding Change

FDF has responded to Defra consultation on the future domestic Agriculture Policy in England: ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit More about FDF Health report - Feeding Change


11 May 2018

Press Release: FDF response to Defra's 'Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit' consultation

FDF has responded to Defra consultation on the future domestic Agriculture Policy in England: ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit More about FDF response to Defra's 'Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit' consultation


25 April 2018

Press Release: Business groups unite to call for post Brexit alignment within the UK on food and nutritional labelling and standards

Three of Scotland's leading business representative groups have united to call for a common regulatory approach within the UK on aspects to do with food labelling and standards More about Business groups unite to call for post Brexit alignment within the UK on food and nutritional labelling and standards


27 March 2018

Press Release: FDF response to the Migration Advisory Committee

The Food and Drink Federation has released a response to the Migration Advisory Committee interim update report published today More about FDF response to the Migration Advisory Committee


23 March 2018

Press Release: FDF response to today's European Council press conference

FDF Director General Ian Wright CBE has issued a response to today's European Council press conference. More about FDF response to today's European Council press conference


19 March 2018

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to David Davis/Michel Barnier Press Conference

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has issued a response to today's joint press conference between David Davis and Michel Barnier More about Food and Drink Federation response to David Davis/Michel Barnier Press Conference


16 March 2018

Press Release: Rules of origin: Food and drink sector faces hidden hard Brexit

A new 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. More about Rules of origin: Food and drink sector faces hidden hard Brexit