NIFDA

NIFDA calls for NI Protocol to be fixed not scrapped

NIFDA calls for NI Protocol to be fixed not scrapped

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has called for agreed solutions between the UK and EU, following the...

June 14, 2022

NIFDA: ‘Scrapping’ the NI Protocol ‘would set us back’

NIFDA: ‘Scrapping’ the NI Protocol ‘would set us back’

Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has said that abandoning the Northern Ireland Protocol would set the industry back....

June 10, 2022

NIFDA appoints George Mullan as new chairman

NIFDA appoints George Mullan as new chairman

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has appointed George Mullan as the organisation’s new chairman. Mullan is managing...

May 30, 2022

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has said that the incoming restrictions on rebated (red) diesel will essentially...

April 5, 2022

NIFDA welcomes review of NI agri-food sector

NIFDA welcomes review of NI agri-food sector

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has welcomed the publication of the Independent Strategic Review of the Northern...

January 27, 2022

NIFDA and UFU call on Executive to publish Kendall report

NIFDA and UFU call on Executive to publish Kendall report

Northern Ireland’s food industry leaders have called on the Northern Ireland Executive to publish the Independent Strategic Review of the...

January 18, 2022

CAFRE investment will ensure NI remains ahead of the curve

CAFRE investment will ensure NI remains ahead of the curve

Northern Ireland food and drink leaders have welcomed the announcement by Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots of...

May 6, 2021

Retailers and food body call for clarity over NI Covid plans

Retailers and food body call for clarity over NI Covid plans

Northern Ireland’s food and drink industry and independent retailers have called for more clarity over the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions....

March 2, 2021

NI businesses say grant for food manufacturing is an ‘urgent priority’

NI businesses say grant for food manufacturing is an ‘urgent priority’

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has warned its call for the Department of Economy to establish a...

January 11, 2021

Cautious welcome for EU-UK trade deal from NI food industry body

Cautious welcome for EU-UK trade deal from NI food industry body

Northern Ireland food industry leaders have cautiously welcomed the free trade agreement reached between the United Kingdom and the European...

December 29, 2020

NIFDA concludes the Atlantic Food Export Project

NIFDA concludes the Atlantic Food Export Project

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on international trade, a three-year food export programme has succeeded in its goal of helping...

December 13, 2020

NIFDA chairman lays out 3 ‘critical asks’ for post-Brexit support

NIFDA chairman lays out 3 ‘critical asks’ for post-Brexit support

Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) chairman Nick Whelan stressed the need for politicians to work with farmers and...

October 17, 2020

Dale Farm boss appointed as new NIFDA chairman

Dale Farm boss appointed as new NIFDA chairman

Dale Farm group chief executive Nick Whelan has been appointed as the new chairman of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink...

May 20, 2020

NIFDA launches detailed Covid-19 industry guidance for agri-food firms

NIFDA launches detailed Covid-19 industry guidance for agri-food firms

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has published guidance for food manufacturers on keeping employees safe while continuing...

March 30, 2020

Linden workers refuse to start shift in row over Covid-19 control measures

Linden workers refuse to start shift in row over Covid-19 control measures

As many as 60 workers are understood to have refused to start their shifts at the Linden Foods site in...

March 27, 2020

NIFDA chairman calls for collaborative approach from political leaders

NIFDA chairman calls for collaborative approach from political leaders

Northern Ireland’s food and drink industry can continue to grow despite the challenge posed by Brexit if politicians are willing...

October 19, 2019

Co-Op Food boss to address Northern Ireland food industry

Co-Op Food boss to address Northern Ireland food industry

Jo Whitfield, chief executive for Food at the Co-Op will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd Northern Ireland Food...

September 23, 2019

Northern Ireland food and drink processing sector growth slowed in 2018

Northern Ireland food and drink processing sector growth slowed in 2018

Growth in Northern Ireland’s food and drinks processing sector is estimated to have slowed significantly in 2018, according to new figures...

July 28, 2019