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Here are the latest news stories from FDF. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when FDF issues a press release, please send an email to: press.office@fdf.org.uk.


20 February 2020

Press Release: FDF's Budget Representation 2020

Our priorities include a focus on exports support, support for smaller businesses in relation to reformulation, energy and packaging. More about FDF's Budget Representation 2020


19 February 2020

Press Release: The FDF publishes guidance on 'Allergen'-Free and Vegan Claims

This UK guidance, supported by the Food Standards Agency, aims to inform both the wider food industry and consumers as to the difference between 'allergen'-free claims (e.g. milk-free) and vegan claims. Each claim communicates to different consumer groups, with only the allergen absence claim being food safety information. More about The FDF publishes guidance on 'Allergen'-Free and Vegan Claims


19 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation responds to the publication of the Home Office's plans for immigration

Mark Harrison, Policy Manager (Employment and Access to Labour) at FDF said: More about Food and Drink Federation responds to the publication of the Home Office's plans for immigration


17 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation survey reveals improved industry confidence

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published its 2019 Business Confidence report, which reveals that while official data signalled weak investment and growth for food and drink manufacturing in the first three quarters of the year, the sector reported improved optimism in Q4. More about Food and Drink Federation survey reveals improved industry confidence


13 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation congratulates George Eustice on becoming Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation, said: More about Food and Drink Federation congratulates George Eustice on becoming Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


11 February 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation responds to latest GDP figures

FDF has issued the following press notice in response to the latest GDP figures: More about Food and Drink Federation responds to latest GDP figures


5 February 2020

Press Release: FDF Scotland Budget 2020/21 submission: on behalf of the food and drink manufacturing industry

Ahead of the publication of the Scottish Government's Budget 2020/21, David Thomson, CEO of Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland, said: More about FDF Scotland Budget 2020/21 submission: on behalf of the food and drink manufacturing industry


3 February 2020

Press Release: FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech

FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech.  More about FDF's response to the Prime Minister's speech


30 January 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill

Helen Munday, FDF Chief Scientific Officer said: "The Bill heralds a much-needed overhaul in environmental legislation, the first of its kind for over twenty years"  More about Food and Drink Federation response to the introduction of the Environment Bill


28 January 2020

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the MAC Report

FDF has issued the following press notice: More about Food and Drink Federation response to the MAC Report