The Advertising Association is a federation of 26 trade bodies representing the advertising and promotional marketing industries including advertisers, agencies, media and support services.
British Potato Council
The British Potato Council aims to improve competitiveness and increase usage of GB potatoes. They are a non-departmental public body funded by purchasers and growers. The website is a source of information on every aspect of the potato industry including consumer information and recipes, information on imports and exports and the daily price of potatoes.
British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The British Retail Consortium is the lead trade association representing the whole range of retailers, from the large multiples and department stores through to independents. The site provides information on policies and issues, latest news and press releases, facts and figures on shopping in the UK, a relevant links directory and a contacts page.
Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA)
An independently funded research organisation for the food industry. Research is carried out on behalf of its membership - food companies, packaging companies, ingredient manufacturers and other food-related organisations. The site provides an overview of the activities of CCFRA along with summaries of their research. There is also a section on legislation affecting the food industry.
Codex Alimentarius Commission
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries of the EU (CIAA)
The CIAA represents European food and drink in the European Union on issues common to the whole food and drink industry.
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) was created in June 2001 to drive forward the Government's programmes on the environment, food and rural affairs.
Department of Health (DoH)
The Department of Health is responsible for setting health and social care policy in England. The Department's work sets standards and drives modernisation across all areas of the NHS, social care and public health. As well as policy documents, the site contains statistics, surveys and research and development information.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
This site offers a range of information on the following areas: consumer affairs, energy, IT, business regulations, science and technology, trade and investment. The site also provides material aimed at supporting business, whether start-ups or established companies.
A public organisation aimed at protecting the environment in England and Wales. The agency regulates industry, maintains flood defences and water resources, and improves wildlife habitats. The site contains information on enforcement and prosecution, agency charging schemes as well as business issues such as waste minimisation, sustainability and how to reduce flood risk. There is a news section and a listings of their publications.
Europa - the site of the European Union (EU)
The site publishes large amounts of information about EU business such as legislation (including legislation in progress), EU grants and loans, statistics and publications. The site explains the role of the EU and its strategic objectives and provides links to EU institutions.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
EFSA provides independent scientific advice on all matters with a direct or indirect impact on food safety. The site holds information on the organisation structure, publications, press information and procurement
Federation of Oils Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA)
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) was founded in 1971 on the amalgamation of four predecessor associations, the oldest of which dates back to 1863. Today the Federation represents over 700 members in 67 countries. FOSFA is a professional international contract issuing and arbitral body concerned exclusively with the world trade in oilseeds, oils, fats and edible groundnuts.
Fediol is the Federation that represents the vegetable oils and fats industry in the European Union.
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Covers the agency's latest news along with information about research, industry regulation and the scientific advisory committees. Information about Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish FSAs can also be found here.
Leatherhead Food International
Leatherhead Food International is a global and independent provider of food information, market intelligence and technical and food research services. Its members are companies and organisations within or connected to the food and agriculture industry worldwide. To access most information on the website you have to be a member.
Local Government Regulation
Local Government Regulation (formerly the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services), is the local government central body responsible responsible for overseeing local authority regulatory and related services in the UK.
Midland Seafish Industry Training Association (MSITA)
MSITA is one of the 17 Group Training Associations set up by the Sea Fish Industry Authority in the UK. Their remit is to promote the benefits of training and developing staff to achieve their true potential in the fishing, processing/distribution, fish frying and retail sectors of the industry.
National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF)
The National Federation of Fish Friers works to promote and protect the interests of the 8500 fish and chip shop owers throughout the UK. They also offer training for those wishing to enter the fish and chip trade.
National Fish & Chip Awards
The annual National Fish & Chip Awards celebrate the great British tradition that is fish and chips, and reward outstanding businesses across a variety of award categories.
Quality Fish and Chip Award
The NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award scheme is all about finding those shops throughout the UK that give their customers the best quality fish and chips, assessing them against our quality benchmark and rewarding successful applicants who pass the inspection and the taste test, with the quality award sign. This is so you can be assured of eating top quality fish and chips from a top quality fish and chip shop!
The RSPO was established in 2004 to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil for People, Planet, and Prosperity.
Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) is a multi-stakeholder initiative which aims to facilitate a global dialogue on soy production that is economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sound. It provides stakeholders and interested parties – producers, social organizations and business and industry - with the opportunity to jointly develop global solutions leading to responsible soy production.
Seafish was founded in 1981 by an Act of Parliament and supports all sectors of the seafood industry for a sustainable, profitable future. It is the only pan-industry body offering services to all parts of the seafood industry, including catching and aquaculture, processors, importers, exporters and distributors of seafood and fish and chip shops, restaurants and retailers. Seafish is funded by a levy on the first sale of seafood landed and imported in the UK. It aims to support and improve the environmental sustainability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the industry, as well as promoting sustainably-sourced seafood.
The Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association (SCOPA)
The Seed Crushers and Oil Processors Association (SCOPA) is the trade association for companies engaged in oilseed extraction and oil/fat processing in the United Kingdom.
Trading Standards Institute
The Trading Standards Institute (formerly the Institute of Trading Standards Administration ITSA) represents Trading Standards professionals in the UK and overseas, in local authorities, business and consumer sectors and in central government.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The site provides information on recent and upcoming events, emergency and disaster support, information resources including publications, multimedia resources and catalogues and a section on topical news.