Securing the international fruit and vegetable chain was the topic of the 1st workshop organized by the Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance on February 8, 2011 at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. In addition to the numerous participants from the industry, the exciting contributions of Mathias Bratzler (Bratzler & Co and presidium of the DFHV. e.V.) , Federik Callens (GLOBALG.A.P), Dr. Carsten Fauhl-Hassek (BfR), Norbert Reichl (Food Processing Initiative e.V.) as well as the representatives of the Fraunhofer Alliance contributed to the very positive response.