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8 May 2015

FDF News: Food and drink manufacturers' response to the General Election 2015

FDF’s Director General Ian Wright responds to the results of the General
Election, reinforcing the industry’s demands of the new Government. More about Food and drink manufacturers' response to the General Election 2015


1 May 2015

Press Release: New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council
would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector,
society
and UK economy. More about New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future


29 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to 'Food and the responsibility deal' analysis in the BMJ

“The UK has a world-leading salt reduction programme, thanks in no small part
to the voluntary efforts of food producers.” Barbara Gallani, Director of
Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation. More about FDF response to 'Food and the responsibility deal' analysis in the BMJ


28 April 2015

Press Release: Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event

Food and drink entrepreneurs of the North West can learn how to gain a
competitive advantage at a forthcoming event to be held in Manchester on 25
June.  More about Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event


28 April 2015

FDF News: Centre of Excellence funding success

FDF is delighted that a consortium led by the National Centre of Excellence for
Food Engineering (NCEFE) and including our members have been successful in
winning funding bids to the value of £600k from Innovate UK’s ‘Improving
Supply
Chains Efficiency’ competition, providing engineering related innovation
solutions.  More about Centre of Excellence funding success


23 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity

FDF response to editorial in British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled ‘It’s
time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity; you can’t outrun a
bad
diet’ published 24 April 2015.  More about FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity


30 March 2015

FDF News: Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment

Angela Coleshill, the Employment, Skills and Corporate Director at the Food and
Drink Federation, who was a previous Board member of the Gangmasters Licensing
Authority (GLA) chairing their GLA Finance and General Purposes Committee, has
been appointed to the new Board announced 27 March 2015.  More about Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment


30 March 2015

Press Release: Future food engineers descend on London to meet industry experts

Applicants to the UK’s only masters in food engineering course had their first
taste of the exciting work taking place in food and drink manufacturing at an
event led by industry’s top engineers. More about Future food engineers descend on London to meet industry experts


23 March 2015

Press Release: Food & Drink Outperforms on Exports

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 2.6% in 2014, almost doubling in
value over the past ten years.  More about Food & Drink Outperforms on Exports


18 March 2015

Press Release: Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Budget 2015

Food and Drink Federation response to Budget 2015  More about Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Budget 2015