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PROFEL: Representing the processed fruit and vegetable sector in Europe

PROFEL is the recognised voice of the processed fruit and vegetable sector in Europe. The organisation provides advice and support to its members, facilitates technical cooperation, and monitors legislative developments relevant to the businesses.

About us

PROFEL is the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industries. Our association represents over 500 companies in 11 European countries through national associations or direct company membership. The members of PROFEL employ more than 80.000 people. The combined turnover of our members amounts to an impressive figure – roughly €22 billion.

PROFEL’s member companies annualy produce approximately:

Frozen vegetables 3.300.000 Tons
Canned vegetables 2.100.000 Tons
Canned Deciduous fruits and compotes 1.000.000 Tons
Fruit preserves and jams 485.000 Tons
Dried vegetables 50.000 Tons

What we do


monitors legislative developments relevant to the fruit and vegetable processing sector,

coordinates technical projects and scientific research to face joint challenges,

provides information and support to its members, advises them on policy matters likely to affect their businesses, such as regulatory, agricultural and trade-related policies,

promotes a spirit of cooperation between the different countries,

provides expertise and input to legislators and decision-makers,

PROFEL promotes a positive image for the processed fruit and vegetable sector by raising the profile of the products our members produce through communicating the following benefits:

  • Excellent nutritional qualities – processed fruit and vegetables maintain vital nutrients during processing and thus contribute significantly to the recommended daily intake of essential nutrients
  • Industry compliance with highest quality and production standards
  • Product availability year-‘round at stable prices
  • Convenience and long shelf life

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