What We Do
We are the trade association for the fresh produce industry and represent our members in key areas......
We organise a range of meetings and forums within our divisions to discuss current issues and concerns and take action on behalf of members.
We work closely with a range of stakeholders including DEFRA, HMRC and RPAI. We have successfully influenced the implementation of the revised Plant Health legislation promoting the acceptance of a risk-based approach to import inspections, and development of an electronic system of notifying arrival to ensure minimum disruption to members’ businesses.
We continue to work closely with the Department of Health and NHS Supply Chain on development of the School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme representing the industry and promoting consumption through education and awareness and supporting 5 A DAY and Healthy Start
We are a member of the Freshfel Board which provides a direct route to EU policy makers and we represent the UK fresh produce industry in a range of EU advisory groups.
Nigel Jenney sits on the Gangmaster Licensing Authority Board to represent the industry in the implementation of Gangmaster Licensing licensing.
Our prestigious FPC Annual Dinner takes place in February and offers an ideal networking opportunity and where members entertain clients in the opulent surroundings of the Savoy Hotel, London. This great, themed event is sponsored by the embassy of a leading exporting nation with the culture of that nation influencing the menu and entertainment.
The Re:fresh Annual Conference & Awards Dinner is a must for proactive businesses within the industry. This major annual event offers an informative, stimulating conference with key speakers discussing key topics. The evening presents an Oscar style awards dinner and enjoys an attendance in excess of 500 guests from every sector of the industry. Re:fresh is a partnership of the FPC and Fresh Produce Journal (FPJ).
We inform and advise on new legislation and the potential effects of new regulations including:
amendments to the plant health regime
packaging waste recovery and recycling regulations
changes in EU marketing standards
carbon management and climate change
pesticide management including Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) developments
We issue tariff / price information to members on a regular basis:
Standard Import Values (SIVs)
Simplified Procedure Values (SPVs)
London Market Prices
We provide publications free to members:
- Code of Practice for the Control of Pesticides
- FPC Guide to Packaging Waste Regulations
- FPC Guide to Importing Fresh Produce into the UK
- FPC Food Hygiene Guide
- Re:fresh Directory - published annually in May
Traditional markets - survive or thrive? FPC challenges authorities to give more support
FPC Press Release - be reasonable about 'seasonable'
PAN scrutinises retailer over pesticides
27 March 2009
How to create a DUCR v10 ALV - 3 Pilot Phases in March/April. If you wish to be involved in the 4th Phase phase 11 May contact FPC
Supply Chain Practices Consultation
24 February 2009
FPC Press Release - Confusion fuels concerns for horticulture 23 February 09
FSA consumer survey - 20 February 09
Automatic Licence Verification System (ALV) pilot seeks input - 13 February 09
SITPRO Ports Review - 06 February 09
FPC Response to FPJ David Shapley column 27 01 09 - subject: EU crop protection restriction - letter to the editor from Nigel Jenney
FPC Press Release - European Parliament Jeopardises Fruit & Veg Supply
PRESS RELEASE - Future of horticulture remains critical
PRESS RELEASE - FPC marks the passing of former president
PRESS RELEASE - Food security still at risk from EU proposals
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