Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Funds for produce disputes-settlement body

The federal government is investing more than $175,000 in the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC).

The DRC acts as a third party financial dispute resolution body for fruit and vegetable growers. It is getting $118,795 to deliver an outreach and education initiative on the impending Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and Regulations.

An additional $58,807 goes to support the industry to initiate work toward updating the Canadian grade standards for fresh fruits and vegetables in order to reflect current market and consumer preferences.