Promoting Better Business Practices in Produce (PACA) Free Webinar

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) presents

The PACA Complaint Process – Promoting Better Business Practices in Produce

A FREE Interactive Webinar

 Date:              Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Time:             2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Subject:         USDA’s PACA Complaint Process

Background:  The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) is a federal law that facilitates fair trading practices in the marketing of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables in interstate and foreign commerce.  John Koller of AMS’s PACA Division introduces PACA, reviews how to interpret inspection certificates, the proper acceptance and rejection of produce, and multiple avenues to resolve a business conflict. Subject areas include filing an informal PACA complaint, mediation, working through a formal complaint, and the PACA Trust.

If you buy and sell bulk fruits and vegetables, you won’t want to miss this informative webinar.  The webinar is free, but you must register to participate.  Visit http://bit.ly/Apwmmi to register. For additional information about PACA go to our Web-site at www.ams.usda.gov/paca or contact Karla Whalen at (202) 720-4180 or disputeresolutionsection@ams.usda.gov If you have any questions about USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, please contact Christopher Purdy at (202) 720-3209 or christopher.purdy@ams.usda.gov.

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