On September 14, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released new import requirements for all imported romaine lettuce originating in the United States between September 30 and December 31, 2021. CFIA is implementing temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license conditions during this period to decrease the risk associated with E. coli in romaine lettuce from the geographical area identified by U.S. authorities as to the source of the outbreaks.

De Ann Davis

Let’s say that a shipper’s produce arrives at contract destination and then the buyer immediately ships out a portion of that load to their customer before requesting a USDA or CFIA inspection. When the federal inspector arrives at the buyer’s facility, they inspect the remaining cartons of produce. How would the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) interpret the results of a USDA inspection secured on less than the entire number of cartons shipped?

Bryan Nickerson

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