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13 November 2015

Press Release: FDF at Food Matters Live

The Food and Drink Federation's Leadership Team will be out in force at this year's Food Matters Live nutrition and health conference taking place from 17-19 November 2015 at ExCel, London. Delegates can also visit FDF representatives at stand 320.  More about FDF at Food Matters Live


12 November 2015

Press Release: FDF's Sustainability Convention highlights collaborative efforts tackle climate change

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) hosted its second annual Sustainability Convention on Tuesday 10 November to address the challenges and issues associated with climate change including food security, potential business risks, UK climate change policy and impacts on food and drink manufacturers.  More about FDF's Sustainability Convention highlights collaborative efforts tackle climate change


12 November 2015

Press Release: Food Manufacturing and Retail Bodies Publish New 'Free-From' Guidance for Food Businesses

Today, the BRC and the FDF with the support of Anaphylaxis Campaign and Coeliac UK are launching a guidance document which provides food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities with essential advice on what must be considered before making a 'free-from' claim on a product.  More about Food Manufacturing and Retail Bodies Publish New 'Free-From' Guidance for Food Businesses


10 November 2015

FDF News: Honorary doctorate for Nestlé Chief Executive, Dame Fiona Kendrick

Dame Fiona Kendrick, chief executive of Nestlé UK and Ireland, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University for her distinguished contribution to the food and drink sector and her outstanding work in promoting skills development and university-industry collaboration.  More about Honorary doctorate for Nestlé Chief Executive, Dame Fiona Kendrick


5 November 2015

FDF News: Centre of Excellence announces three new research projects in partnership with industry

Sheffield Hallam University’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) will lead three new Innovate UK partnerships, two with Nestlé UK and one with Dext Heat Recovery to improve the efficiency of their food production processes. More about Centre of Excellence announces three new research projects in partnership with industry


28 October 2015

FDF News: Courtauld Commitment 3 supply chain targets on track for success

FDF welcomes the second interim report of Courtauld Commitment 3, published by WRAP today, which shows significant progress towards its manufacturing and retail waste target. More about Courtauld Commitment 3 supply chain targets on track for success


22 October 2015

Press Release: FDF response to PHE's 'Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action'

Speaking in response to the publication today of Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action by Public Health England (PHE), FDF Director General Ian Wright CBE said:  More about FDF response to PHE's 'Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action'


21 October 2015

FDF News: Chewing Gum Action Group transforms Oxford Street for annual campaign to tackle litter

The Chewing Gum Action Group has launched its 10th annual campaign to reduce gum litter. More about Chewing Gum Action Group transforms Oxford Street for annual campaign to tackle litter


14 October 2015

Press Release: National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering to Host Packaging Engineering Innovation Event

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Sheffield Hallam University will host a packaging engineering innovation workshop for the food and drink industry at the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering on 2 November 2015.  More about National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering to Host Packaging Engineering Innovation Event


13 October 2015

FDF News: FDF inputs into Health Select Committee childhood obesity inquiry

FDF has given evidence to MPs as part of the Health Committee's inquiry into childhood obesity. Ian Wright, Director General, appeared as part of the second panel alongside the British Retail Consortium and Institute of Economic Affairs. The Committee heard from six witnesses in total, and will follow up with a further two sessions next week.

The aim of the inquiry is to gather evidence to influence the Government's forthcoming Childhood Obesity Strategy.  More about FDF inputs into Health Select Committee childhood obesity inquiry