The raw material is of the highest importance for the vegetable processing industry. It cannot be not a coincidence that this industry is located in the heart of the 'vegetable garden' of Europe.

The Belgian vegetable processing industry and the wholesalers in industry vegetables have realised an intensive collaboration with the other partners within the chain, starting with the suppliers over the producers until the level of the buyers.

A number of quality systems on all these levels assure the safety and quality of the raw material and products.

The control on the proper use of plant protection products is considered a priority. The continuously updated plant protection usage files and sampling schemes on company level illustrate this policy.

The contract policy between producers and trade and processing industry has resulted in a framework containing common reception conditions and an arbitration scheme for possible disputes.