News, Publications & Press Releases
|Mar 07, 2018||Position||Precautionary Allergen Labelling (PAL) and the effects for the fruit and vegetable processing industry||Download|
|Feb 12, 2018||Position||Joint statement (PROFEL - TomatoEurope) on "Concerns on rising costs of raw material for metal packaging".||Download|
|Feb 06, 2018||Publication||Washing of produce: Guidance to minimize the microbiological risk||Download|
|Jan 26, 2018||Press Release||Concerns on rising costs of raw material for metal packaging||Download|
|Dec 13, 2017||News||Greek Canners’ Association – EKE Press Release (December 8, 2017)||Download|
|Nov 07, 2017||News||Annual Report - Jaarverslag 2016 (VIGEF)||Download|
|Jul 28, 2017||Press Release||PROFEL Press Release - Shortage of fruit raw material||Download|
|Jun 28, 2017||Press Release||PROFEL Press Release - Fruit and vegetables processors and fresh producers jointly call for closer cooperation to answer European food challenges||Download|
|Jun 09, 2017||Press Release||PROFEL Press Release - European vegetable crops affected by dry weather conditions||Download|
|May 02, 2017||News||Greek Canners’ Association – EKE Press Release (April 10, 2017)||Download|
|May 02, 2017||News||Annual Report - Jaarverslag 2015 (VIGEF)||Download|
|Mar 30, 2017||News||Research Highlights Nutritional Value of Frozen Fruit and Vegetables||Download|
|Feb 17, 2017||Publication||Minimizing the risk of microbial contamination in primary production of berries (part 1)||Download|
|Feb 17, 2017||Publication||Minimizing the risk of microbial contamination in primary production of berries (part 2)||Download|
|Feb 16, 2017||Publication||Industry initiative to prevent virus transmission by frozen fruit||Download|
|Feb 15, 2017||News||Interview on the European crop situation (tk-report minus 18)||Download|
|Feb 06, 2017||Press Release||New developments regarding weather related crop shortages||Download|
|Sep 05, 2016||Press Release||Update on weather related crop shortages for main processed vegetable crops||Download|
|Jul 08, 2016||Press Release||Update on dramatic crop circumstances for main processed vegetable crops||Download|
|Jun 15, 2016||Press Release||European vegetable crops affected by weather conditions||Download|
|Jul 10, 2015||Press Release||European spring vegetable crops affected by weather conditions||Download|
|Jun 16, 2015||Press Release||
PROFEL General Assembly
From left to right: Mr M. Mayntz (PROFEL President), Mrs A. Rutsaert (PROFEL Secretary-General), Ms S. Selandari (PROFEL Regulatory Affairs Manager), Mr JB. Bonduelle (PROFEL Vice-President Vegeta...
|Jun 01, 2015||News||Newsletter||Download|
|Jun 01, 2015||Press Release||Joint Press Release - Our favourite fruits, vegetables, nuts and many more are at risk||Download|
|Apr 24, 2015||Press Release||
Why frozen and canned vegetables reduce Food Waste
Please see attached a Press Release issued after the Profel Conference entitled: Preserved Vegetables: the ultimate solution to food waste? that took place in Brussels on 23rd Apri...
|Dec 01, 2014||News||Newsletter||Download|
|Jul 28, 2014||Press Release||PROFEL General Assembly||Download|
|May 28, 2014||News||Newsletter||Download|
|Dec 06, 2013||News||Newsletter||Download|
|Jul 01, 2013||Press Release||
Reconfirmation of Profel's Presidency
At its General Assembly end of June 2013 in Madrid, Spain, PROFEL re-elected Mr. Jean-Bernard Bonduelle as its President for the coming 2 years. Mr. Jean-Bernard Bonduelle is Director External Relatio...
|Jun 15, 2013||News||Newsletter||Download|
|May 14, 2013||Press Release||
Delays and shortages for major European vegetable crops
European vegetable canners and freezers in major producing countries are concerned over this year’s spring crops: excessive rain in the South and cold weather and a late spring in the North have res...
|Apr 26, 2013||Press Release||
On April 25 th, the European vegetable processing industry met in Brussels for their 8th conference entitled: Innovation and Communication: How to bring our better products to the consumer.
|Apr 18, 2013||Press Release||
Contribution to the consultation on the future of the School Fruit Scheme
Scope of the Scheme Of the different policy options proposed, the idea of merging the SFS and the School Milk Scheme would be to the detriment of an improved and more focused SFS. The two schemes and ...
|Mar 01, 2013||Press Release||
Press Statement on vote of the European Parliament to prolong the sugar quota regime to 2020
PROFEL Fruit Processors are disappointed at today's EP vote to prolong the sugar quota regime until 2020: “This is a missed chance for liberalisation of the EU sugar market. Prolonging the outdat...
|Oct 16, 2012||Press Release||
Poor crops for peas and beans
European vegetable canners and freezers in major producing countries report shortages for peas and beans – two key crops for the sector. While the pea crop for important producing areas in Belgiu...
|Sep 25, 2012||Press Release||
Difficult year for apples for processing
Apple processors inside PROFEL describe the current market situation as difficult. Growers predict that overall apple volumes could be 20-30% down on forecasts in some countries, with some varieties s...
|Sep 06, 2012||Press Release||
CAP reform: PROFEL supports pledge to help young farmers and assure generational renewal on European farms
Please find here the pledge by European Young Farmers CEJA who launched a campaign to create a large coalition that calls for specific measures in the new CAP to address the issue of an aging farm pop...
|Sep 05, 2012||Press Release||PROFEL contribution to the public consultation on the review of the EU Fruit and Vegetable Regime||Download|
|Jan 24, 2012||Press Release||
Fruit Processing Industry calls for 2015 end to EU sugar regime
"The European Parliament's Agricultural Committee yesterday missed a chance to introduce a level playing field in the sugar market ", say PROFEL, the voice of the European Fruit and Vegetable Processo...
|Dec 20, 2011||Press Release||
Sugar market situation: fruit processors’ competitiveness at stake
The fruit processing companies inside PROFEL1 feel the serious impact on their businesses as a result of the high sugar prices and supply shortages on the EU market during the 2010/2011 marketing year...
|Nov 29, 2011||Press Release||
PROFEL Parliamentary evening
PROFEL held its first Parliamentary evening on 29th November at the Stanhope hotel in Brussels. The networking dinner was organised as a first step to present the fruit and vegetable processi...
|Dec 31, 2007||Publication||
Study on Nutritional Benefits of Processed Fruit & Vegetables
PROFEL entrusted the University of Ghent with a bibliographical study summarising available scientific evidence on the nutritional values of processed fruit and vegetables. Research confirms that - du...