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The FDF urged government to invest in innovation and apprenticeships

FDF wants ‘new sector deal’ to boost productivity

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the government to create “a new sector deal” for UK food and drink manufacturers, to exploit export growth opportunities that are expected after Brexit.

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Food industry ‘superpower must speak with one voice’

By Michael Stones

The food and drink industry is “a genuine superpower” but must lobby government with a unified voice over Brexit to make that power felt, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) president Gavin Darby told the FDF’s Food and Drink Industry Dinner.

Securing the best possible Brexit deal topped the FDF's five-point manifesto

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FDF wish list: Brexit tops five-point manifesto

By Matt Atherton

Securing the best possible Brexit deal for food and drink manufacturers tops the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) five-point manifesto, ahead of the general election on June 8.

SMEs are “the backbone to our sector”, said the FDF’s Nicki Hunt

FDF to launch new SME membership offer

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation is to launch a new small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) membership scheme at a trade event this week.

FDF president elect Gavin Darby set out top twin priorities for his presidency

FDF president elect Gavin Darby sets out priorities

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) new president elect, Premier Foods’s ceo Gavin Darby, has named his top twin priorities as helping to remedy the nation’s obesity epidemic and ensuring the sector has a “strong plan” to thrive after Brexit.

Junk food advertising has been banned across all children's media

Children’s ‘junk food’ ad ban hailed by FDF

By Matt Atherton

The decision to ban ‘junk food’ advertising across all children’s media, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

FDF has released a new sugar reformulation guide for SMEs

Sugar reformulation guide released by FDF

By Gwen Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has released a free reformulation guide for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), designed to help them reduce the sugar content in their products.

The FDF and Action on Sugar have clashed over reformulation advice

FDF and Action on Sugar row over reformulation

By Michelle Perrett

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has refuted claims from Action on Sugar that it had warned members not to engage with charities over product formulation.

Wright: 'FDF doesn't have a position on (EU membership) at the moment'

FDF to consult members on ‘Brexit’

By Rick Pendrous

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is to conduct a survey of its members early this year to gauge the weight of support among them for staying in EU.

The industry needs a dedicated food and drink manufacturing council: FDF

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New food manufacturing council leads FDF wishlist

By Michael Stones

A dedicated food and drink manufacturing council – tasked with improving communication and co-operation between the government and industry – tops the wishlist of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) from the next government, ahead of next week’s general...

FDF boss Melanie Leech argued for an Agrifood strategy rather than just Agritech

Industry calls for Agrifood strategy

By Rick Pendrous

Industry leaders have hit out at the low priority given to food manufacturing within the government's Agritech strategy launched in July last year, which some argue is too heavily biased in favour of the vocal farming lobby.

The debate about food science and nutrition should be moved onto a firmer scientific footing, said the FDF. Meanwhile, reserve your free place at our obesity webinar in July by emailing michael.stones@wrbm.com

Stand up for food science: New FDF president

By Michael Stones

Food science and nutrition deserve a fairer hearing in the national media, while campaign groups should focus on scientific evidence not on personalities, warns the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Nestlé were among the food and drink businesses heping young people to consider careers in the sector

Premier Foods supports industry’s recruitment drive

By Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods and Mondelēz were among six food and drink businesses to support the industry’s attempts to recruit the next generation of food engineers at the Big Bang Fair, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, last week (Friday March 14).

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Exports need government support – FDF boss

By Rod Addy

The government could support food exports more, Melanie Leech, director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), claimed, shortly before Lord Livingstone pledged more trade backing.

Food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose by 2.5% to £6.1bn, after a slow start in the first quarter

Food and drink exports pick up after slow start

By Mike Stones

Exports of British food and non-alcoholic drink rose by 2.5% to £6.1bn in the first half of 2013, after a slow start, revealed figures released today (September 23) by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Actions to curb rising energy costs, cut red tape and improve access to finance topped the food industry’s budget Wish List

Food industrys’s top 10 budget Wish List

By Lorraine Mullaney

Help with rising fuel costs, less red tape and easier access to finance are top of food manufacturers’ Wish List for the 2013 budget. FoodManufacture.co.uk asked some of the industry’s key players what they would like to see in the Chancellor’s Budget...

MEPs have been urged to vote in favour of the revised nutrition claims list

MEPs urged to vote for revised nutrition claims

By Mike Stones

UK and European food industry representatives have urged Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to vote in favour of the revised nutrition claims list, which aims to make food reformulation easier, during their plenary vote tomorrow (February 2).

BBC TV's The Apprentice winner, Tim Campbell (left) presents Calum Marnock, from Kraft Foods, with a trophy at the FDF Community Partnership Awards ceremony

Food firms to double apprenticeships

By Graham Holter

The food and drink industry has pledged to double the number of apprenticeships in the sector by the end of next year.

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

By Ben Bouckley

Despite fears of sovereign downgrades and tumbling share prices, UK food and drink manufacturers increased their output by 0.5% in June 2011, but many are suffering pain from rising input prices.

FDF worries grocery watchdog won't be on guard until 2013

FDF worries grocery watchdog won't be on guard until 2013

By Ben Bouckley

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) says news that the Groceries Code Adjudicator may not start work until mid-2013 will harm innovation in the sector amongst small and medium-sized companies and reduce consumer choice.

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FDF pledges to raise UK food industry profile in EU

By Rod Addy and Ben Bouckley

UK food and drink manufacturers are under-represented in the European Economic Recovery Plan, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which is aiming to promote the sector more at EU level in the coming year.

Future food map

Future food map

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is working on a wide-ranging study designed to map out the challenges facing the UK food industry in the near future.

Waste of space

Waste of space

The decision to drive firms towards more sustainability is a simple one, according to Richard Laxton of dairy company Arla: "Reduce your waste,...

Stronger together

Stronger together

By Elaine Watson

Every industry needs a collective point of representation and contact, new FDF president Ross Warburton tells Elaine Watson

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