Food and Drink Manufacturing

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Food and Drink Manufacturing sector:

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Industry Bodies and Publications

Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry Suppliers Association www.bfbi.org.uk – Trade association based in the UK but representing the entire value chain supplying the food and drink industry worldwide.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) www.fdf.org.uk – The voice of the UK food and drink industry.

FoodManufacture.co.uk FoodManufacture – The UK’s dedicated daily news website for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

The Guild of Fine Food gff.co.uk – Supports and promotes speciality food producers and the independent delis, farm shops and food halls that sustain them.

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders www.nfmft.co.uk – National organisation that provides business support to independent meat and food traders.

Food

Chilled Food Association www.chilledfood.org – Represents many of the UK’s biggest chilled food manufacturers.

Craft Bakers Association www.craftbakersassociation.co.uk – Offering advice, guidance and support to bakery and food to go businesses around the UK.

British Cheeseboard www.cheeseboard.co.uk – Promotional and educational body for cheese within Dairy UK.

British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) britishmeatindustry.org – Leading trade association in the meat and meat products sector in the British food industry.

Dairy UK www.dairyuk.org – The trade association for the British dairy supply chain.

Federation of Bakerswww.fob.uk.com – Represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.

Fresh Produce Consortium www.freshproduce.org.uk – The UK's fresh produce trade association.

Seafish www.seafish.org – Seafish is the authority on seafood, from catch to plate and supports a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible future for the seafood industry.

Specialist Cheese Makers Association (SCA) www.specialistcheesemakers.co.uk – An alliance of cheesemakers, retailers, wholesalers and cheese lovers that offers an opportunity to share ideas and increase sales of British cheese.

Sustainable Food Trade Association www.sustainablefoodtrade.org – The Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models.

The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association www.sandwich.org.uk – Represents those businesses where sandwiches form a core part of the Food To Go offer.

Drink

British Soft Drinks Association www.britishsoftdrinks.com – National trade association representing the collective interests of producers and manufacturers of soft drinks.

Society of Independent Brewers www.siba.co.uk – This organisation represents small independent brewers and lobby’s government on their behalf.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association www.wsta.co.uk – Represents over 340 companies producing, importing, exporting, transporting and selling wines and spirits in the UK.

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