UK food and drink industry calls on governments to back plan for future success

A collective of more than 30 organisations from across the UK's food and drink supply chain have published a document entitled A Recipe for Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability: the UK Food and Drink Industry's Plan for Success, a call-to-action for governments to support and champion the UK's largest industry.

The publication has been devised to set out a clear vision for how for policymakers across Whitehall and the devolved nations can support the industry, which contributes £121bn to the economy, and ensure the UK food chain is the most dynamic and competitive in the world.

The Plan for Success is broken down into policy areas based around topics including:

  • Future regulation and trade policy
  • Tackling obesity
  • Developing skills and talent
  • Investing in exports and innovation
  • Environmental sustainability

It provides suggestions on how governments across the UK can work with the industry to support evidence-based interventions to address unprecedented threats such as climate change and the obesity challenge.