Yesterday, the California Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the City Council Chambers in Stockton.  Western Growers’ Senior Vice President, Hank Giclas was an invited panelist and provided commentary on a few key issues that Western Growers continues to discuss with the FDA as it works to finalize the proposed rule.


Hank Giclas

What are the advantages of sending your product to a wholesaler on a price after sale basis (PAS) vs. a consignment? First of all, let’s define what the two sales terms actually mean.

  • Price after Sale is not defined under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, but is similar to Open. This term is generally interpreted to mean that the parties will agree on a price after the buyer completes the sale of the product.
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