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18 August 2017

Press Release: UK Food and Drink exports see record growth in H1 2017

The first half of 2017 saw exports of all UK food and drink grow to £10.2bn, up 8.5% on H1 2016. More about UK Food and Drink exports see record growth in H1 2017


16 August 2017

Press Release: FDF response to the Government's position paper on future UK relations with the Republic of Ireland

FDF response to the publication today of the position paper on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. More about FDF response to the Government's position paper on future UK relations with the Republic of Ireland


15 August 2017

Press Release: FDF Response to the Government's paper on customs arrangements

"“The UK Government's drive for greater clarity on the Brexit process is most welcome. The proposals for an interim customs regime, if they can be agreed, go some way in protecting business from a 'cliff edge'." More about FDF Response to the Government's paper on customs arrangements


15 August 2017

Press Release: Food businesses target sugar alternatives to improve public health

Retailers and manufacturers are calling on suppliers from across the food and drink industry to help identify sugar alternatives in a bid to improve public health by reducing the amount of sugars in food and drink products. More about Food businesses target sugar alternatives to improve public health


26 July 2017

Press Release: FDF Awards 2017 - Regional Growth Business shortlist

The FDF has announced the shortlist for the Regional Growth Business category of the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. The category is split by geographical area and sponsored by Grant Thornton UK LLP. More about FDF Awards 2017 - Regional Growth Business shortlist


20 July 2017

Press Release: FDF Awards 2017 - Awards Shortlist highlights very best of Food and Drink Industry

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the shortlist for the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. Taking place on Thursday 21 September at The Brewery in London, the annual awards celebrate the success of the food and drink manufacturing industry and the dedication of the people who work in it. More about FDF Awards 2017 - Awards Shortlist highlights very best of Food and Drink Industry


19 July 2017

Press Release: UK food and drink supply chain outlines Brexit priorities

In a joint letter, signatories from 26 representative bodies from across the UK food and drink supply chain have agreed 10 key priorities for the negotiations with the EU to protect the UK’s food security and our world leading food and farming sector More about UK food and drink supply chain outlines Brexit priorities


10 July 2017

Press Release: Grant Thornton report reveals untapped potential of UK food and drink manufacturing industry

A new Food and Drink Federation (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. More about Grant Thornton report reveals untapped potential of UK food and drink manufacturing industry


30 June 2017

Press Release: Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising coming into force

Ian Wright CBE, FDF Director General, comments on the introduction of new Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) rules banning the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food or drink products in children's media from 1 July. More about Food industry welcomes new rules on advertising coming into force


23 June 2017

Press Release: Food and drink industry responds to prime minister's EU citizen offer

FDF welcomes the Prime Minister’s proposals regarding the rights of EU citizens to stay once we have left the EU.  More about Food and drink industry responds to prime minister's EU citizen offer