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Food sector must plan for risk of regulatory divergence post Brexit
25/05/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today called on the Government and the European Commission to ensure that food regulation remains a top priority throughout ...

Reformulation is key to reducing obesity levels in Ireland, says Food Drink Ireland
19/05/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today welcomed the establishment of a National Reformulation Technical Working Group by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Minister of ...

Brexit risks for the agri-food sector demand an assertive domestic and EU response
18/05/2017 - Representatives from Food Drink Ireland (FDI) and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) will today appear before the Seanad Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, where they will set out ...

New report shows that the use of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar has been reduced by food and drink companies in Ireland
17/05/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, will present its report on the impact of reformulation at the Food Industry Summit, taking place in the Aviva Stadium Dublin, on ...

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten launches 2017 national gum litter campaign in Roscommon
12/05/2017 - Minister Denis Naughten today officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) education campaign in his native Roscommon. The campaign has had huge success to date in changing the public’s ...

Food and drink sector calls for proactive approach to fair trading, one year after the introduction of the Grocery Goods Regulations, in latest business monitor
10/05/2017 - The latest business monitor from Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, has highlighted the importance of effective and efficient enforcement of fair trading grocery ...

Europe’s top CEOs in food and drink gather in Dublin today to call for a comprehensive free trade agreement between the EU27 and the UK post Brexit
28/04/2017 - Enterprise Ireland and Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have welcomed the visit of the board of FoodDrinkEurope, the EU organisation for the food and drink ...

Agrifood leaders meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Brexit issues
26/04/2017 - IFA and representatives from the agri-food industry met the Taoiseach Enda Kenny today, at which the key issues for the sector arising from Brexit were put forward ahead of the crucial EU Summit on ...

€4.1bn exports of food and drink to the UK underpin 43,000 jobs threatened by Brexit
29/03/2017 - Speaking after the UK triggered Article 50, Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, today called for agri-food to be a top priority for the Irish Government ...

FDI supports call for early agreement on future UK trade deal with Ireland
13/03/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food sector, welcomes and supports the call by 35 associations representing the UK food and drink supply chain for an early agreement on the ...

Food Drink Ireland calls for urgent new policy measures to ensure the sector meets new Brexit challenges
15/02/2017 - “Ireland’s largest indigenous sector faces substantial challenges in the years ahead in a world that has changed radically in 12 months” said Paul Kelly, Director Food Drink Industry Ireland ...

Brexit upheaval demands EU state aid exemptions
16/01/2017 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group, today said the increased likelihood of a hard and disruptive Brexit, and a fracture of the single market demands a series of exceptions from ...

Bord Bia export figures reinforce need for significant government investment
11/01/2017 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, today said Bord Bia export figures for 2016 highlighted the challenges facing the sector and reinforce ...


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