PROFEL: Representing the processed fruit and vegetable sector in Europe
PROFEL is the authoritative voice of the processed fruit and vegetable sector in Europe. The organisation represents the interests of the European manufacturers of processed fruits and vegetables before EU policy-makers and relevant stakeholders, and provides advice and support to its members.
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|
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 organisations in Brussels.
In addition, PROFEL 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; and promotes a spirit of cooperation between the different countries.
PROFEL coordinates common positions and sector-specific technical input and communicates this information effectively and in a timely manner to educate and inform decision-makers in Brussels.
We also promote 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