Revisiting the basics: A Rejection

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A buyer rejecting a shipment of produce to a seller should ensure the rejection is both procedurally effective and substantively rightful.

Revisiting the basics: Accept or reject

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When a produce buyer is tendered a shipment of produce that allegedly fails to comply with the sales agreement, the buyer must decide whether to accept or reject the shipment to the seller.

Transit Temps – Reconciling Recorders

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What happens when temperature recorders in the same truck show different readings? Don't assume one is wrong.

Trading Tip: Interpreting USDA Inspection Certificates

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The words, “Fails to grade U.S. #1 account condition,” on a USDA inspection certificate sound awfully conclusive.

Rejections and freight: Who pays?

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Who pays the freight bill following a rejection to an f.o.b. seller?

Truck brokers and salvage returns

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Produce truck brokers have a challenging job, but “managing salvage returns” seems to be the one that really causes headaches.

Iceberg lettuce – not so ordinary

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Iceberg or head lettuce is not typically thought of as exceptional, and yet, when it comes to industry trading customs and rules, iceberg lettuce is different.

Merchantability – The Other Warranty

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The warranty of merchantability usually finds itself in the shadow of the warranty of suitable shipping condition, but the food safety outbreaks in 2018 brought a fair amount of attention to this lesser-known warranty. 

Trading Tip: Good Arrival – The Sixth Day

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The warranty of suitable shipping condition is at the center of countless disputes and decisions each day. Although there is some devil in the details, the main idea is straightforward enough.

Trading Tip: Authority of an employee

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You recently settled a transaction with a salesman who you just found out is no longer employed by the seller. What now?