Coordinator (and contact):

Name: Ann Schenk

Address: Flanders Centre of Postharvest Technology (VCBT)
De Croylaan 42, box 2428, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium

email: ann.schenk[at]

Core group:

  • Ann Schenk, Belgium
  • Cédric Camps, Switzerland
  • Ernst Woltering, The Netherlands
  • Ana B. Cabezas Serrano, Spain

Focus of working:

  • Reduce food waste in the supply chain
  • Adding value through post harvest technology
  • Preserving quality to improve quality on the ‘consumers plate’
  • Control quality changes after harvest, reducing decay
  • Quality prediction, modeling quality
  • Sanitary safety: pathogens, mycotoxins, residues, contaminants
  • Control of postharvest diseases: chemical versus biological
  • Tools for assessing characteristics to be maintained in the chain, management procedures, non destructive
  • Adding value to fresh produce
  • Tertiary industry
  • Consumer perception
  • Nutritional aspects
  • Quality segmentation
  • Sustainability aspects
  • Labeling, traceability, quality monitoring

  • Activities:

    • List expertise, use format of fertiliser group

    • List type of projects

    • Next meeting 2019: in Poland, adjacent to the "4th International Conference on effects of Pre- and Post-harvest Factors on Health Promoting Components and Quality of Horticultural Commodities" from 16-18 June.  We will have a meeting most probably on Tuesday, 18th afternoon around 4 pm. On Wednesday 19th morning, a joint Eufrin/Euvrin meeting will take place.

    • Meeting 2020: In Belgium, Leuven, adjacent to the CAMA2020 conference from 17-20 May 2020.  Most probably we will have a meeting then on Thursday 21st May 2020, also partly joint meeting with Eufrin group.