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Nele Cattoor tijdens de opening van het FVPhouse seminar in 2019

After 15 years, Nele Cattoor bids farewell to Belgian fresh produce sector

June 28, 2021
Last week, after 15 years, Nele Cattoor left the Belgian fruit and vegetable sector. She's taking on a new challenge. Nele was the Belgian Vegetable Processing Sector Union, Vegebe's general secretary.
Romanian farmers propose National Strategic Potato Plan to save the sector

Romanian farmers propose National Strategic Potato Plan to save the sector

May 18, 2021
The Romanian Farmers Club and the Romanian National Potato Federation propose to the authorities the implementation of a National Strategic Potato Plan, to save an economic sector in great difficulty and harmonize the trade balance.
European Commission's positive conclusion on continued use of CRISPR for a competitive and green future.

Swedish Starch industry pleased with European Commission's positive conclusion on the use of CRISPR

May 07, 2021
On 29 April 2021, the European Commission published a study into new genomic techniques and the consequences of the European Court of Justice's July 2018 judgment.
Deadlock: Much concern in EU about seed potato trade with the UK

Deadlock: Much concern in EU about seed potato trade with the UK

April 26, 2021
There seems to be little hope for an imminent agreement between the EU and the UK on mutual trade in seed potatoes. If no agreement is reached, there is a good chance that the export of seed potatoes from EU countries to the UK will be resolutely closed on 1 July.
The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

The EU clarifies the application of the LMR of sprout inhibitor CIPC in potato

March 08, 2021
Good news for the potato sector: the European Commission has recently formally set the value of 0.4 ppm as the temporary maximum residual limit (LMRt) in potato (products).
UK regulations relaxed to allow Mallorcan potato exports

UK regulations relaxed to allow potato import from Mallorca

February 26, 2021
Mallorca has been exporting potatoes to the United Kingdom since 1927 and future exports are now guaranteed because the British Government has agreed to change the regulations and allow Mallorcan potatoes to be sold in the British market.
Brexit: Seed potatoes at EU crossroads

Brexit: Seed potatoes at EU crossroads

February 08, 2021
AHDB Head of Export Trade Development for Potatoes, Patrick Hughes spoke of the importance of the EU market to seed potato growers and how he was hoping for a rapid resolution to the prohibition on UK exports to the Continent.
Criminals use potato exports to African countries to launder money

Dutch criminals have used potato exports to African countries to launder money

January 16, 2021
Dutch criminals are increasingly using exports to Africa to launder money which is subsequently invested in diamonds and gold from the continent, FIOD chief Bert Langerak has said.

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