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The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a range of publications to highlighting the achievements and accomplishments of the FDF and our members.

Our publications are divided into the following categories:

Latest Publications

Decarbonisation of heat across the food and drink manufacturing sector

Published June 2020

The report looks at what industry, its partners and government, can do to support the crucial transition to carbon neutrality.

Recycled content used in plastic packaging applications

Published April 2020

In order to help build a truly circular economy businesses are increasingly looking at ways to incorporate recycled content into their packaging. This is no less true than in the area of plastics packaging.

This guide is intended to help support such applications for food and drink, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products by providing detailed information on measuring recycled content, regulatory requirements and technical considerations. It additionally identifies the risks of not following required procedures and addresses considerations in relation to labelling and communications.

Food and Drink Industry Report 2020

Published December 2019

We are delighted to launch the Food and Drink Industry Report 2020 in partnership with Santander.

This report highlights the growth opportunities and challenges for the food and drink sector for 2020.

The report looks in particular at exports and the developing markets of China, India Japan, UAE and USA, all of which have seen considerable year-on-year growth.

Preparing for a Changing Workforce: a food and drink supply chain approach to skills

Published October 2019

Access to skills is a growing problem across the sector, and according to the Food and Drink Sector Council's Preparing for a Changing Workforce Report, the majority of companies expect the situation to become more difficult, as we see record lows in unemployment (3.8%), parts of the industry where one third of workers could retire in the next 15-17 years and a forecasted 120,000 fewer migrants overall by 2023.

This report outlines the future workforce and skills needs of the UK food and drink sector, and has brought together the entire supply chain to develop key recommendations for both government and industry that will deliver a real step change.

Falling flat: lessons from the 2018 UK CO2 shortage

Published April 2019

CO2 has many users and ubiquitous uses. This summer, a series of events put the UK's CO2 supply chain under severe pressure. Supplies dried up at a time when demand was high. As the events unfolded it became clear there was little understanding of the CO2 chain and only limited contingency planning should the chain break. This report sets out how the UK CO2 chain works, provides an analysis of its structural vulnerabilities and looks at how it might be strengthened.

Feeding Change

Published May 2018

This report summarises our continuing commitment to diet and health policy issues. It sets out examples of the great work that is going on in that field in countries across the UK. It is a record of real achievement and one of which we are all enormously proud.

Rules of origin in an EU-UK FTA

A 'hidden hard Brexit' for food and drink exporters?

Published March 2018

Report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (NABIM) from Global Counsel has revealed that the UK's food and drink manufacturing sector could face a hidden 'hard Brexit' once the UK leaves the EU as a result of rules of origin.

Guidance on comparative nutrition claims

Published January 2018

The document provides detailed best practice guidance on the requirements and appropriate wording for comparative nutrition claims to be used in the labelling and advertising of food and drink products.

FDF's Environmental Ambition: Progress Report 2017

Published January 2018

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) Ambition 2025, launched in October 2016. The adoption of Ambition 2025 by members expressed a strong desire to go even further and take strides towards shaping future value chains and increasing awareness of natural capital. This report outlines the progress made by members to deliver our Ambition 2025.