Who we are

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.

Our sector directly employs more than 400,000 people, and as many as 1.2 million
ancillary services; it accounts for 18.3% of the UK’s total manufacturing
by value; and it is an invaluable partner to British agriculture, buying two
thirds of what farmers produce.

Our membership comprises manufacturers of all
as well as trade associations dealing with specific sectors of the industry.

We help our members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to
maximise their

We communicate our industry’s values and concerns to Government,
regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key
players in the food chain to ensure our food is safe and that consumers can
have trust in it.

Company registration information

Food and Drink Federation

6 Catherine Street

London WC2B 5JJ

Registration number: 210572

VAT number: 761253541

Find out more about us

FDF membership
FDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink
Our structure: How we work
FDF is structured so that it is focused on delivering results in the areas
that have the biggest impact on our members’ businesses.
Our Priorities
FDF is structured so that it is able to respond to the issues and challenges
shaping the world in which our members operate.
Training and advice
Our understanding of the food and drink manufacturing sector is second to
Our policy experts can help you develop your own skills or those of your
employee base to deliver measureable results for your business.
Our members
Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies and trade
from large international food and drink manufacturers with long-established
brands to small companies manufacturing organic products.