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

The black fig fly (BFF), an invasive insect typically found in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, was recently discovered infesting figs in multiple counties in southern California. The BFF has been detected in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura.

The BFF only attacks figs and prefers unripe and unfertilized fruits. The movement of figs from these counties is not recommended, as it may lead to additional artificial spread of BFF to other areas of the state.

De Ann Davis

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