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

Identification number in the register: 1637225479-02
Registration date: 07/10/2008 15:03:18

The information on this entity was last modified on: 10/02/2015 14:55:36
The date of the last annual update was: 10/02/2015 14:55:36
Next update due latest on: 10/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

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


Non for profit organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Rue de Trèves, 49-51 bte 8
P.O. box: 8
Brussels 1040

(+32) 27771580

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Philippe Binard

General Delegate

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Raquel  Izquierdo de Santiago

Director Food Law Nutrition and Health

    Goals / remit

• 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


    Specific activities covered by the Register

EU agricultural policy
Promotion policy
School fruit scheme
Food safety and quality
Plant health
Trade policy and bilateral agreements
Phytosanitary market access
Research and development
Microbiological aspects and hygiene
Customs and trade facilitation

Freshfel annually publishes the "Freshfel Consumption Monitor" a report that brings together figures on production, trade and consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables across the EU. The document is available free of charge to Freshfel members and interlocutors of the association in the European institutions, and is available for purchase by non-members.

Once a year, Freshfel publishes its annual activity report. The report gives an overview over the activities of the association.

Freshfel also issues some additional publications. The Fresh Times, a document that collects information on current promotion campaigns, is published every even-numbered month. The "Freshfel Headlines", a document that compiles the latest positions taken by the European fresh produce association, is published every odd-numbered month. Both documents are available for download from the Freshfel website.



DG Agriculture (within the framework of SACAR - Joint Secretariat of Agricultural Trade Associations):
Civil Dialogue Group on Horticulture
Civil Dialogue Group on Promotion
Civil Dialogue Group on Organic Farming
Civil Dialogue Group on International Aspects of Agriculture
Civil Dialogue Group on Environment
Civil Dialogue Group on Simplification of the CAP

DG Trade:
Market Access Advisory Committee (MAAC)
SPS Market Access Advisory Working Group
DG Trade civil society dialogue

DG Agriculture Expert Group on apples and pears
DG Agriculture Expert Group on citrus
DG Agriculture Expert Group on tomatoes
DG Agriculture Expert Group on peaches and nectarines



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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 4   25%: 1



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Philippe BINARD 10/07/2015 08/07/2016
Andre FELDHOF 10/07/2015 08/07/2016
Daphne VAN DOORN 20/11/2014 18/11/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

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

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

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.