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


21 January 2019

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to scrapping of fee for EU Settlement Scheme

Please find the Food and Drink Federation statement regarding the scrapping of the fee for the EU Settlement Scheme below. More about Food and Drink Federation response to scrapping of fee for EU Settlement Scheme


15 January 2019

Press Release: FDF response to Brexit deal vote

FDF Chief Executive, Ian Wright CBE Responds to the vote on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal. More about FDF response to Brexit deal vote


14 January 2019

Press Release: FDF response to DHSC announcing a consultation on the restriction of food and drink promotions

Our response to Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announcing a consultation on the restriction of food and drink promotions.  More about FDF response to DHSC announcing a consultation on the restriction of food and drink promotions


9 January 2019

Press Release: Scottish Government food and drink promotions restrictions set to detrimentally impact small Scottish businesses

Today, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has submitted their members’ response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on restricting the promotions of food and drink products: ‘Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt’.  More about Scottish Government food and drink promotions restrictions set to detrimentally impact small Scottish businesses


21 December 2018

Press Release: FDF response to Chief Medical Officer's comments about the food industry

Kate Halliwell, FDF Head of UK Diet and Health Policy said:  More about FDF response to Chief Medical Officer's comments about the food industry


10 December 2018

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to Prime Minister's statement

FDF has responded to the Prime Minister's statement today. More about Food and Drink Federation response to Prime Minister's statement


6 December 2018

Press Release: UK Food and Drink exports reach £16.4bn in first nine months of 2018

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has today published analysis showing that food and drink exports increased by 1.8% to £16.4bn from January to September 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017.  More about UK Food and Drink exports reach £16.4bn in first nine months of 2018


30 November 2018

Press Release: Commerce unites to urge scrapping of new rates levy on out of town business

Twenty-one of the country's leading business organisations have written a joint letter to Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging him to scrap the proposed new business rates levy on out of town premises. More about Commerce unites to urge scrapping of new rates levy on out of town business


16 November 2018

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation responds to news that Michael Gove is to remain in post

FDF has issued the following press notice: More about Food and Drink Federation responds to news that Michael Gove is to remain in post


15 November 2018

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to possible Brexit agreement

FDF has issued the following press notice: More about Food and Drink Federation response to possible Brexit agreement