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Profile of registrant

PROFEL - European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors

Identification number in the register: 14946504665-75
Registration date: 03/12/10 11:08:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/12/14 13:46:29
The date of the last annual update was 01/12/14 11:37:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: PROFEL - European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors
Acronym: PROFEL
Legal status: Association de fait
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jean-Bernard Bonduelle
Position: PROFEL President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Aline Rutsaert
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 142 Avenue Jules Bordet 
Brussels 1140
Telephone number: (+32) 2 7611656
Fax number: (+32) 2 7611699
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: PROFEL represents over 500 companies in 12 EU countries that produce fruit preserves and fruit spreads, compotes, canned deciduous fruit, frozen vegetables, canned vegetables and dehydrated vegetables.

As its mission, PROFEL

- Monitors legislative developments relevant to the fruit and vegetable processing sector and provides expertise and input to legislators and decision-makers in the European Commission, the European Parliament and other relevant institutions and organizations in Brussels

- Provides information and support to its members, advises them on all policy aspects likely to affect their businesses (regulatory, agricultural, trade-related policies, etc) and promotes the spirit of co-operation between the different countries

- Coordinates common positions and sector-specific technical input

- Promotes the image of its products by raising the profile of processed fruit and vegetables, and in particular communicates on :
-- their excellent nutritional qualities – they keep a vital part of nutrients during the processing - thanks to which they contribute greatly to the recommended daily intake of essential nutrients,
-- their compliance with highest quality and production standards
-- their availability all year round at stable prices
-- their convenience and long shelf life
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Silvia Selandari 12/07/14 10/07/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

• Agriculture and Rural Development
• Consumer Affairs
• Environment
• Food Safety
• Internal Market
• Trade

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

-Represented on the EC's Civil Dialogue Group «Fruit and Vegetables »
-Member of the Agri-Food Chain Roundtable for Plant Protection
-Member of FoodDrinkEurope – EU’s Umbrella Organisation of the Food and Drink Industry
-Member of CIUS – the Committee of Industrial Users of Sugar

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The financial declaration includes the amounts of contracts with Kellen Agep, registered Association Management Company.

This registration is calculated according to SEAP guidelines.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
SEAP code of conduct