Key policy areas

FDF is structured so that it is able to respond to the issues and challenges shaping the world in which our members operate.

Our technical expertise and deep understanding of industry issues, as well as a clear focus on the policy areas that have the biggest impact on the industry, ensures we are well placed to deliver results for our members.

Our membership comprises manufacturers of all sizes as well as trade associations dealing with specific sectors of the industry. In representing the interests of our members, we are focusing on the following core priorities:


Food and drink manufacturing plays a vital role in underpinning the UK economy
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Food Safety and Science

The safety of our products remains paramount for industry and continues to be the top priority us
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Health and Wellbeing

Industry continues to respond to society's concerns about the health of the nation, particularly in relation to rising obesity levels, and we are absolutely committed to playing a positive role in this debate.
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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability is about achieving a better quality of life for everyone. Our members are committed to making a significant contribution to improving the environment.
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Small and medium sizes enterprises (SMEs)

Small businesses are the back-bone of the UK food and drink industry; many are family owned. They share lots of the same needs and priorities of large companies but, some concerns are different.
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Underpinning all this work is our commitment to communicate effectively industry's values, concerns and achievements to all stakeholders.

We are always looking at ways of improving further the services we offer to our members to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding results for them in ever more challenging circumstances.