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    WHO backs sugary drinks taxes

    More countries should follow the UK’s lead and introduce taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation. “[…] there is reasonable and increasing evidence that appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result… Read More

  • Diageo’s former corporate relations director to lead FDF

    THE FOOD and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Ian Wright to lead the organisation as Director General.                   Wright, who was Corporate Relations Director with major drinks company Diageo, will join the… Read More

  • Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

    SIGNATORIES TO the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part… Read More

  • DEFRA encourages apprenticeships in the food and drink industry

    FOOD AND FARMING Minister George Eustice, MP, has urged food and drink manufacturers to inspire students to choose a career in hospitality.                               This call comes… Read More

  • Tailored support will help uk mid-sized businesses boost exports

    THE FOOD and Drink Federation (FDF) welcomes today’s announcement that Trade Minister, Lord Livingston, will personally write to each of the UK’s 8,900 mid-sized businesses by this summer asking if they would like trade support from UK Trade and Investment… Read More

  • FDF launches hotline for SME’s

    THE FOOD and Drink Federation has launched a free advice line to help small and medium-sized food and drink businesses.   The hotline will be available to any UK-based food and drink manufacturing company regardless of whether or not they… Read More

  • Thousands of tonnes of saturated fat removed from UK’s diet

    MORE THAN one and a half Olympic size swimming pools of saturated fat will be removed from the nation’s diet over the next year as part of a drive to cut the amount of saturated fat in our food.  … Read More

  • Products shrink but prices don’t

    WITH RAW material prices on the increase and health groups encouraging some food brands to decrease their portion sizes, product shrinkage should be a good thing.   Not according to Which?   The consumer campaign group has discovered that products… Read More

  • Food industry unites in campaign to end hunger

    CATERERS, CHEFS and retailers have joined forces in a bid to end hunger in Africa. Sainsbury’s, Compass, The Co-operative and Marks and Spencer are among the initial sponsors of “Food for Good”, a new campaign being run by charity Farm… Read More

  • Salt reduction at standstill

    FOOD MANUFACTURERS and retailers have announced that they are approaching “the limit of what’s possible” in terms of removing salt from their products.   New research, commissioned by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)… Read More