FEDIOL, the EU vegetable oil and proteinmeal industry association, represents the interests of the European oilseed crushers, vegetable oil refiners and bottlers.

FEDIOL members are 12 national associations and associated company members in 5 other EU countries. With about 180 facilities in Europe, the sector provides 20,000 direct employments. Its members process approximately 55 million tonnes of commodities a year, both of EU origin and imported from third country markets. The sector crushes oilseeds, notably rapeseed, sunflower seed, soybeans and linseed into oils and meals and refines those crude oils from crushing and crude tropical oils, notably palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil. The meals and the crude and refined oils are sold for food, feed, technical and energy uses essentially on the European market.

FEDIOL presents its Manifesto on policy priorities for the agri-food sector in Europe

As the EU enters a new five-year legislative term, which will be critical in shaping the future of Europe on many fronts,

FEDIOLcalls on incoming members of the European institutions to support the transformation of our food system and unleash the potential of a sustainable bioeconomy in the following ways:

  • Fostering an environment for safety, quality and innovation in Europe
  • Driving sustainable use of agricultural raw materials in Europe
  • Promoting responsible supply chains around the world

As a sector, we are committed to engaging with supply chain partners, policy makers and other stakeholders, to find collective responses to common challenges.

What is FRYING ?

  • What are the different options for the selection of the best suited frying oil ?
  • What is the smoking point of a vegetable oil?
  • How to best fry?

Find out here

Frying oils infographic
Frying oils infographic

FEDIOL perspective - Hydrogenation in the context of the debate on Trans Fatty Acids (TFA)

Why hydrogenate vegetable oils?
And how is it linked to the current TFA debate? What is the difference between the EU vs. US approach ?

 Find out

FEDIOL supports the introduction of an EU-wide 2% non-ruminant TFA legal limit on fat basis in products intended to the final consumers together with the deletion of the existing full/partial hydrogenation labelling as prescribed by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

Facts & Figures

million tons
oilseed crushed

million tons
meals produced

million tons
oils from EU crush

million tons
oils refined of which ...

... million tons
tropical oils


of the market covered

23.9 bn


+/- 70

direct jobs

FEDIOL is member of