We are proud to be members of the following organizations:
US Licensed PACA Member
#20050213 – US Produce, Agriculture, Commodities Act
Canadian Member DRC
#2379 – Canadian Dispute Resolution Council
Blue Book Member #138420
Trading Member since 2007
Member since 2015
Our Good Delivery Standard
At Vee’s Produce, we follow the produce industry’s “Good Delivery Standard” using the following interpretation listed below.
- Onions scoring 5% or more in the serious defects column do not make “Good Delivery.”
- Onions scoring 4% or less in the serious defects column do make “Good Delivery” unless they score 9% or more defects in the general defects column.
- Onions scoring 9% or more in the general defects column are out of grade, even if the defects do not score in the serious defects column.
- A shipper is entitled to a government inspection if they request it. Scoring by a federal inspector will be considered final.
- If the federal inspection is waived, the customer will have the right to deduct from the invoice a reasonable amount to cover shrink and any additional expense incurred as a result of sub-standard product. A settlement report from the customer detailing the deduction must be returned to Vee’s within 10 days of the trouble report being filed. Failure to produce a settlement report 30 days past the filing of the trouble report will void the claim making the file due as originally ordered.
- No invoice deduction will be allowed without a trouble report accompanying the short-pay invoices.
- If a federal inspection is taken and the onions “pass” score within “Good Delivery Standards” the following will apply:
- The customer will not be entitled to any deduction off the invoice.
- The customer will be liable to pay for the federal inspection.
- Vee’s Produce will attempt to moderate all claims (disputes) in a fair and unbiased position with equal rights being paid to both shipper and receiver.