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Federal produce inspector indicted for accepting bribes

- General News
A federal grand jury last week indicted a Mansfield, TX, man for submitting false inspection reports in exchange for bribe payments, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Produce Pointers: Inspections must be timely

- Produce Blueprints
The Solution: Call for a government inspection as soon as possible.

Full speed ahead on border inspections of Mexican tomatoes

- General News
Inspections on Mexican tomatoes crossing the United States border are scheduled to start in less than two weeks. That’s a good thing, said Dante Galeazzi, CEO/President of TIPA.

Interpreting USDA Inspection Certificates

- Trading Assistance
Here are five tips for produce pros to keep in mind when reviewing inspection certificates completed at destination.

AMS user fees will rise in October

- General News

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will raise its quality and condition inspections by 10 percent this year. …


Trading Tip: Interpreting USDA Inspection Certificates

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