The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation

DRC Membership – More than good business!

When differences of opinion occur, we provide the fruit and vegetable value chain with specialised consultation, mediation and arbitration services to resolve the issue in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance for Canadians subject to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
  • Dispute prevention education
  • Fast, fair and enforceable solutions to disputes
  • Improved business networking
  • Integral risk management component of any sound business plan

Members worldwide subscribe to a common set of trading standards and members responsibilities that promote the fair and ethical trade of produce entering the North American marketplace.

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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations:
Special Requirements for Canadians

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations include a regulatory requirement for membership in the DRC. Since coming into force of the new regulations on January 15, 2019, Canadian buyers and sellers of fresh fruits and vegetables are now required to be members of the DRC, unless exempt.

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Special requirements for Canadians subject to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Latest News

New Safe Food for Canadian Regulations came into force

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s new Safe Food for Canadian Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019. Since then, we have been busy vetting new member applications and fielding numerous inquiries on a range of related items, including: Do I require a DRC membership …

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DRC Trading Standards Section 13. Shipper Duties

Continuing with our review of DRC Trading Standards’ articles series, we will now summarize the responsibilities of shippers with growers. Shipper’s responsibilities to their customers depend upon their contracts to sell, consign or joint account produce with dealers on terminal markets.  Shippers shall pay promptly …

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