Western Growers and AgSafe will be hosting a series of produce safety workshops to assist California growers in meeting the training requirements under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) produce safety regulation. The produce rule requires companies to employ at least one person who has completed the equivalent of this eight-hour class. These classes will be offered in Northern and Central California production areas and will be presented in both English and Spanish.

This eight hour class will cover the following topics:

Sonia Salas

A question we frequently receive from members is whether a carrier can collect freight charges from the shipper when the shipment is freight collect.  The answer is it all depends on what you have printed and disclosed on your bill of lading.

Unless otherwise stated on the bill of lading there is a presumption that the shipper is responsible for payment of freight charges. This is why it is so important to include a “No Recourse” statement conspicuously located on the face of the bill of lading.


Ken Gilliland


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