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Networks and organisation – Food and drink

Sector specific membership organisations

Useful member organisations and networks in the food and drink industry.

Food and Drink Federation

  • An organisation representing the UK’s manufacturing sector. Their website hosts the latest industry news, stats and facts about the industry

Food Innovation Network

  • Website supported by Defra and promoting the food and drink sector

SALSA Safe and Local Supplier Approval

  • Food safety standards who offer a number of complementary services for the food business

FARMA (National Farmer’s Retail and Markets Association) A dedicated association representing local food in the UK

The snack, nut and crisp manufacturers association

  • The trade association for the savoury snack food industry in the UK.

Appetite Me

  • Food and drink consultants specialising in rural diversification (farm shops, delis, cafes, artisan foods)

The Big Barn

  • Local food website that helps people find food from local sources

The Artisan Food Trail

  • Site for producers to list artisan produce, but the company also provide marketing and accounts advice for artisan food producers

The School of Artisan Food

  • Hosts a wealth of food-related courses including butchery, game, curing and smoking etc

The Ginger Pig

  • Company offering butchery courses

The British Nutrition Foundation

  • Impartial evidence information on food and nutrition.

Health Food Manufacturers Association

  • An organisation that has been specifically founded to represent the interests of manufacturers and suppliers of specialist health products in the UK

The Guild of Fine Food

  • Established to support and encourage artisan food and drink producers – implements a network of activities designed to promote excellence in the food sector

FoodDrink Europe

  • Hosts a wealth of publications, resources and data accessible to all
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