Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
Non for profit organisation
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
Rue de Trèves, 49-51 bte 8
P.O. box: 8
Mr Philippe Binard
Ms Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago
Director Food Law Nutrition and Health
• 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
EU agricultural policy
School fruit scheme
Food safety and quality
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
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 www.freshfel.org
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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
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.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.