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Profile of registrant

Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain

Identification number in the register: 1637225479-02
Registration date: 07/10/08 15:03:18

The information on this organisation was last modified on 10/09/14 11:02:26
The date of the last annual update was 10/09/14 11:02:26

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
Acronym: Freshfel
Legal status: Non for profit organisation
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  Philippe Binard
Position: General Delegate

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Raquel  Izquierdo de Santiago
Position: Director Food Law Nutrition and Health

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 49-51 Rue de Trèves 
P.O. box: 8
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 27771580
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: • Represent the interests of small, medium and large companies and associations in the fresh produce sector.
• Enhance the freedom of international trade and facilitate the distribution of fresh produce.
• Provide a networking platform where industry representatives from across the chain can meet, share views and gear positions to one another.
• Update members on recent legislative and commercial developments in the fresh produce sector.
• Enhance health and safety aspects of fresh fruits and vegetables
• Coordinate and facilitate promotional activities with a view to raising consumption
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: 4
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Philippe Binard 08/07/14 04/07/15
Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago 05/07/14 03/07/15
Daphne van Doorn 20/11/14 18/11/15
Andre Feldhof 05/07/14 03/07/15


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

Promotion of agricultural products (fresh fruit and vegetables)
EU and International fresh produce rade
Food safety and environmental issues
Helath related issues and participation to the EU obsesity platform
Sustainable production and consumption
More information is available from Freshfel's Annual Report available from

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport


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

Member of several EU consultative bodies (notably belonging to SANCO, AGRI and TRADE), UNECE, OECD
Several cooperation with European and international organizations ( horizontal or vertical ) on food or more specific on fruit and vegetables

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
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:

Freshfel budget comes from membership fee. We estimate that around 20 to 30% of the budget can be directly attributable to interest representation with EU institutions, the other 70 to 80% relating to administrative and operational tasks, networking and advising to members, reporting and other non-lobbying related activities.

Code of conduct

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