Food and Drink

Introduction to Food and Drink

The UK food and drink industries contain many world leaders, but the need to secure competitive improvement has never been more important. Defra continues to work closely with individual sectors and key businesses to foster and promote greater competitiveness and to remove obstacles to growth. Defra also works with the sector to help achieve sustainable development, through the widespread adoption of best practice, and to help work towards better regulation of the industry.

Latest

Don't bring me back: Personal food imports campaign

Personal food imports campaign, August 2008

Public information film: Don't bring me back: Personal food imports campaign.

A new film is launched to highlight the risks travellers face if they bring illegal food products into the UK. A campaign site is also launched on Directgov website.


17 July 2008: Defra published a discussion paper on food security, Ensuring the UK’s Food Security in a Changing World.

7 July 2008: Strategy Unit published its final report on food, Food Matters: Towards a Strategy for the 21st Century.

Our food and drink information:

See also

  • Public information film: Don't bring me back: Personal food imports campaign. A new film launched to highlight the risks travellers face if they bring illegal food products into the UK. A campaign site is also launched on Directgov website.
  • Food safety and standards issues are the responsibility of the Food Standards Agency. Food information previously held on this site can now be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
  • Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI)
    The PSFPI supports the Sustainable Farming and Food Strategy for England with its aim of delivering a world-class sustainable farming and food sector that contributes to better environment and healthier and prosperous communities.
  • Food Industry Sustainability Strategy (FISS)
    The Food Industry Sustainability Strategy (FISS), drawn up with the aid of a Stakeholder Group, sets out how all those involved in the food and drink industry beyond the farm gate in England can help achieve sustainable development. The FISS was launched by the Secretary of State on 26 April 2006.

Reports

Page last modified: 26 August 2008

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