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15 March 2016

Press Release: Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers

Leading food and drink manufacturers will join forces this week to inspire more
young people to consider careers in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. More about Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers


8 March 2016

Press Release: All Party Group on Food Manufacturing puts productivity centre stage at meeting with Food and Farming Minister George Eustice MP

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing will put
increasing productivity centre stage at a pre-Budget breakfast event with Food
and
Farming Minister George Eustice MP in the House of Commons today. More about All Party Group on Food Manufacturing puts productivity centre stage at meeting with Food and Farming Minister George Eustice MP


2 March 2016

Press Release: 15th Year of growth of exports for food and soft drink products – Brands continue to shine through

Exports of branded food and non-alcoholic drinks grew by 0.9% to £4.63bn in
2015, representing the 15th year of consecutive growth, against a backdrop of
declining overall UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports, the Food and Drink
Federation (FDF) said today. More about 15th Year of growth of exports for food and soft drink products – Brands continue to shine through


25 February 2016

Press Release: Packaging engineering innovation will be driven by collaboration

Food and drink professionals seeking innovative packaging engineering solutions
can meet like-minded supply chain colleagues to share ideas, and explore
potential future collaborations and joint-funding bids at a series of free
networking
workshops. More about Packaging engineering innovation will be driven by collaboration


20 February 2016

FDF News: FDF responds to the Local Government Association's call for teaspoon labels on carbonated soft drinks

“If nutrition information were to be included on different foods and drinks in
an inconsistent way this would be confusing.” More about FDF responds to the Local Government Association's call for teaspoon labels on carbonated soft drinks


18 February 2016

Press Release: FDF Awards 2016 – Deadline for entries less than one month away

Food and drink companies looking to showcase industry excellence in the fields
of innovation, competitiveness, health and sustainability have less than one
month to submit entries for the FDF Awards 2016 ahead of a 11th March deadline. More about FDF Awards 2016 – Deadline for entries less than one month away


15 February 2016

Press Release: Top food industry experts gather in London to inspire future food engineers

Top engineers from major food and drink brands have gathered at London’s Science
Museum to inspire the next generation of food engineers to consider a career
the
UK’s largest manufacturing sector – food and drink. The sector needs to recruit
109,000 new employees by 2022, including engineers who are highly sought after.  More about Top food industry experts gather in London to inspire future food engineers


10 February 2016

Press Release: How would your food or drink firm fare in a crisis?

Food and drink producers can test their preparedness for a crisis at an upcoming
event, ‘Crisis Management in the Food Industry’, to be held on 9 March 2016 in
Glasgow. More about How would your food or drink firm fare in a crisis?


4 February 2016

FDF News: FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster

On Tuesday 2nd February, the Food & Drink Federation and the Scottish Food
& Drink Federation hosted a Westminster-based event for Scotland’s
MPs
to discuss the role of the industry in Scotland and how we could work together
in future.  More about FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster


21 January 2016

FDF News: FDF response to launch of Defra's Great British Food Unit

FDF’s Director General supports the launch of Defra’s Great British
Food Unit.
 More about FDF response to launch of Defra's Great British Food Unit