Cold Storage Conference 14 March, National Conference Centre, Birmingham The definitive conference on market trends, technological advances and regulatory compliance for businesses that operate, use or provide services to businesses that operate temperature-controlled storage and distribution. Strategy.  Where is our industry heading?   Technology. Ideas shaping the future of our industry.  Regulation. What you need to know. Post-Brexit Forum 2 May, Port of Tilbury Key industry speakers take a look at what the future holds for the temperature-controlled food supply chain […]

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A £15 million project to substantially upgrade Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy in Bellshill and secure 265 jobs has had its completion marked by a visit from Scottish 400 metres hurdles record holder and multiple medallist, Eilidh Doyle. The project by FSDF member Müller Milk & Ingredients, makers of the Official Milk and Milk Drinks of British Athletics, represents the largest single investment in Scottish dairy processing for more than a decade. It gives Müller’s Bellshill dairy the capacity to […]

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FSDF member Kiwa Agri Food is delighted to retain the contract to deliver TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops) certification for the Agricultural Industries Confederation. The scheme is designed to protect the food industry from contamination between the farm gate and feed/food processors. Lorraine Chambers, Business Strategy Manager commented “The team has worked hard on ensuring TASCC is delivered robustly and we are proud to have won the tender for this service. Our office based team and experienced auditors […]

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Thank you to both Chiltern Distribution & Backhouse Jones who will be joining us as sponsors at the FSDF Annual Lunch taking place on Thursday 23rd May at The Oval Cricket Ground in London. For further information on sponsorship Email: info@fsdf.org.uk and/or to book CLICK HERE  

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The Christmas period can pose a number of HR challenges for business owners. Are you prepared for the typical situations the festive season brings? Croner, our HR partner, reveal the most common employer queries and what to do about them. For any further proactive or reactive advice, call 0844 561 8133 and quote membership number 38043 to access your free HR helpline as part of your Food Storage & Distribution Federation Opticians membership. What’s the Fairest Way to Manage Holiday […]

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Third year industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston won The ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at an Award ceremony at The Belfry last night. FSDF member Star Refrigeration engineers have topped off an incredibly successful year with another accolade for one of its top engineering apprentices. Tom Woolston, an industrial refrigeration apprentice, last night won the ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at a prestigious ceremony. The triumph comes shortly after he won a silver prize in Student of the […]

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FSDF member Linde Material Handling has been announced as a finalist for the Safety category at the FLTA awards. The Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence (FLTA) is an annual event that recognises the best in industry through engineering and design excellence. The awards aim to celebrate those in the fork lift truck sector who strive to raise standards in the industry, from manufacturers and suppliers to apprentices and innovative products. The results will be announced at a Gala […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones are bringing to our attention that a number of hauliers have been contacted by telephone by an individual claiming to be a certified High Court Enforcement Officer. The ‘Officer’ explains they have been instructed to seize goods up to the value of a County Court Judgement (CCJ) entered against the company/individual, months or even years prior to receiving the call. The ‘Officer’ then gives a time that the seizure of goods will take place. After this, […]

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Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation, took part in a roundtable meeting chaired by the Secretary of State for Transport on the withdrawal agreement and Brexit No Deal Planning. In advance of the meeting he said: “This meeting is part of our ongoing commitment to play a constructive role in supporting the government in its planning for all outcomes of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Food storage and distribution businesses are focused on working with their […]

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We are working to help our customers prepare for all Brexit eventualities – that was our message on BBC News at 10 on Monday 3rd December – thanks to Robert Hardy and Oakland International Limited for your contribution. The Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) will continue to lead the liaison with government on all No Deal preparations – any members or others that need help get in touch.     

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