Tag Archives: FDF

FDF launches sustainable palm oil guide for food & drink

A NEW guide has been launched to support and encourage food and drink manufacturers on sustainable use of the world’s most widely used vegetable oil.                     The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a new sourcing guide to help manufacturers switch to sustainably produced palm…
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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 of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP.          …
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Make hay from sunshine

THE REST of the food industry should follow farmers' lead when it comes to cashing in on renewable energy argues Carl Benfield.                         Farmers have gobbled up the opportunity to generate renewable energy - wind and solar farms now seem synonymous with British farming…
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Gordon Ramsay supports food is GREAT Britain campaign

GORDON RAMSEY is flying the flag for British food at the International Festival for Business (IFB), curating a Gala menu for over 100 guests at UK Trade and Investment’s Food & Drink Summit on 3 July at Knowsley Hall.                   This dinner will be the grand finale…
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DEFRA leadership key to long-term UK food security, say MP’s

EXTREME WEATHER events and increased demand for foodstuffs from emerging economies such as China need DEFRA leadership to guarantee the UK’s long-term food security, say MPs.                           Launching a report on the food production and supply dimensions of food security, Anne McIntosh, Chair…
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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 (UKTI).                   Research carried out by FDF…
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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 are a member of FDF, the membership association for the industry. All enquiries will be…
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Editor’s Comment: Which initiatives are worth their salt

THE GOVERNMENT wants us all to eat less salt. We average about 8.1g a day but the target is to cut it to 6g. There are a number of ways to achieve this.   Reformulation is one. Look at any of the top food manufacturers in the UK and they will list how many tonnes…
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Call for sugary drinks tax

A TAX ON sugary drinks should be included in the 2013 budget, according to a new report published today. At 20p per litre, this would equate to some £1bn a year, with the money diverted to a ring-fenced “Children’s Future Fund” for programmes to improve children’s health. Initiatives could include free school meals and the…
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