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The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) is a non-profit, member-based organization whose core work is business-to-business private commercial dispute resolution. In other words, the DRC is a referee between parties when the purchase and sale do not go according to plan. 

Our members are recognized as preferred buyers and vendors, resulting in improved business networking! You’ll also receive  

  • Access to our expansive member directory and up to date information on current and potential trading partners 
  • Greater commercial assurance, thanks to our commitment to fair and ethical business practices.
  • One-on-one professional and confidential consultation

Visit our Membership page for additional benefits. All services are provided in English, French and Spanish

Safe food for Canadians Regulations

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In The News

Fresh Produce Alliance welcomes passage of Bill C-280 in the House of Commons

October 27, 2023

October 25, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – On October 25th, the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) were thrilled to see Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, passed at third reading in the House …

Bill C-280 passes House of Commons Committee with all-party support.

June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – Yesterday, the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), and the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) were thrilled to see Bill C-280, the Financial Protection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Act, passed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on …

The Board of Directors of the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) appoints a new Chair and Vice-Chair.

June 9, 2023

The DRC held a successful AGM in Whistler, BC, on June 1st, 2023, which included a momentous announcement. Two of the most distinguished and influential fresh produce industry leaders, Glenn Baty, former Chair, and Matt McInerney, former Vice-Chair, ended their term with the DRC Board of Directors. Glenn and Mat joined the DRC as early …

Solutions Newsletter Articles

 

Best Practices to Mitigate Risk Transporting Produce

June 7, 2024

DRC’s Trading Assistance Staff has contacted Thermo King to understand better how a reefer unit operates and to learn what they recommend as best practices for transporting fresh fruits and vegetables. Here’s a list containing valuable insights you can use when preparing your next load: PRE-LOADING ✔ Pre-cool and store cargo at a desired temperature …

 

Contract of Sale: A Practical Tool for Dispute Prevention and Business Clarity

June 6, 2024

While the DRC has helped resolve disputes worth millions, we are equally committed to counselling and educating our members on sound business practices to prevent conflicts. Our dispute resolution model mitigates risk and fosters trade among our members. We provide a variety of easily accessible resources for dispute prevention, such as confidential consultations, the DRC …

 

Membership Update for May 2024

June 4, 2024

New Members List | Membership Change in Status  Welcome new members! We are pleased to welcome the following 23 new members during the month of May 2024. Here’s a list of who they are:  15421306 CANADA INC., ON, CanadaACH DISTRIBUTION INC. / DISTRIBUTION ACH INC., QC, CanadaAGROEXPORTADORA VERDI, SA DE CV, Sinaloa, MexicoBRUCE HANSHAW FARMS INC. (Also …

 

TEN STEPS TO FIGHT FREIGHT FRAUD

May 7, 2024

Freight fraud is on the rise. Again. U.S. shippers and receivers of fresh produce are falling victim to the repeated schemes by unprincipled freight brokers. The most common occurrences: you pay the freight broker, but the freight broker skips town and doesn’t pay the carrier; or the freight broker reassigns the job to another broker, …

 

Membership Update for April 2024

May 6, 2024

New Members List | Membership Change in Status | Automatic Terminations Welcome new members! We are pleased to welcome the following 20 new members during the month of April 2024. Here’s a list of who they are:  1000832035 ONTARIO LTD., ON, CanadaALINE PACKAGING LTD., BC, CanadaCITRUS SAM INC., ON, CanadaEL CHARRO INC., ON, CanadaFRASER VALLEY …

 

Temperature recording and monitoring of perishable goods for the transport refrigeration industry

April 9, 2024

Thankfully technology is available by Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) manufacturers that can help ensure cold chain quality and integrity of critical perishable cargo. Current technology can provide on the spot printouts as well as USB downloads of temperature values, set points, date & time stamps along with other informative data pertaining to the operation of …

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