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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

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force January 15, 2019.

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

 

Withholding payment of an undisputed amount: Tips for Better Business Practices

February 7, 2024

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) has noticed that, from time to time, a buyer may choose to withhold payment of the undisputed amount when a disagreement on a transaction occurs. It is not uncommon to see this practice in our industry especially when the parties disagree on a return after the product …

 

CFIA’s Pause on FFV Grade Standards Sparks Concern

February 6, 2024

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC)-led initiative to amend the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) Compendium 2, Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables Grades and Requirements has stalled. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) implemented a pause to the phased updates to individual fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) …

 

Membership Update – January 2024

February 6, 2024

Welcome new members! We are pleased to welcome the following 16 new members during the month of January: 15137586 CANADA INC.,  QC, Canada9481-1676 QUEBEC INC., QC, CanadaABDELHAFID BETTA, ON, CanadaALICE FOODS INC., ON, CanadaALIMENTS KURAS / KURAS FOODS (A d/b/a of 122011 Canada Ltée), QC, CanadaCH DISTRIBUTION INC., ON, CanadaEGYPTIAN CANADIAN PHOENIX LTD., ON, CanadaGRUPO …

 

Meet DRC at Fruit Logistica 2024

January 9, 2024

If you plan to attend Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany, make sure to meet with team members from the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) from February 7-9, 2024. We’ll be happy to discuss our full range of member benefits and services and answer any questions you may have. As a not-for-profit commercial dispute …

 

Will a thumbs-up emoji lead to a contract?

January 8, 2024

Sometimes. A Saskatchewan court explains when. By: Anna Katyk* In South West Terminal Ltd. v Achter Land, 2023 SKKB 116 (“South West”), the judge decided that a thumbs-up emoji sent in a text message could mean agreeing to a contract. This happened in a dispute between South West Terminal Ltd. (the “buyer/ South West”) and …

 

Breaking Barriers: Resolving Disputes with Non-Members

January 8, 2024

It is of utmost importance to know that in order to have direct access to DRC’s Dispute Resolution System, companies need to be members of the DRC before any dispute arises. This means that if a dispute arises between two DRC members, they are obligated to use DRC’s Dispute Resolution System to resolve the issue …

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