The Problem: Inspection of blueberries taken four days after arrival. What now?
The scope of the PACA is limited. The Act does not give the USDA jurisdiction over transportation firms. But it can still help in these disputes.
What constitutes a “slight deviation” will vary, but Blue Book’s Transportation Guidelines provide a rule of thumb.
Can I withhold payment on an unrelated invoice to recoup losses on a shipment?
You should see in this case that for delivered sales, untimely delivery may be grounds for rejection.
What if the seller, after receiving notice, wants to take the product back and the buyer wants to accommodate the seller’s request?
A buyer rejecting a shipment of produce to a seller should ensure the rejection is both procedurally effective and substantively rightful.
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.
What happens when temperature recorders in the same truck show different readings? Don't assume one is wrong.
Who pays the freight bill following a rejection to an f.o.b. seller?