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The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) is a non-profit, member-based organization whose core work is business-to-business private commercial dispute resolution. In other words, the DRC is a referee between parties when the purchase and sale do not go according to plan. 

Our members are recognized as preferred buyers and vendors, resulting in improved business networking! You’ll also receive  

  • Access to our expansive member directory and up to date information on current and potential trading partners 
  • Greater commercial assurance
  • One-on-one professional and confidential consultation

Visit our Membership page for additional benefits. All services are provided in English, French and Spanish

Safe food for Canadians Regulations

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force January 15, 2019.

In The News

A special message from Glenn Baty, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DRC

May 20, 2020

Reference to “interesting times” has likely never been more relevant than today. We are living in unprecedented times of a global nature and of the sort we have only read about in history. It is appropriate and important that I add to my annual report and acknowledge the recent events that have moved world into …

DRC Reveals New Logo

March 18, 2020

During his speaking notes at CHC Banquet Reception on March 11, 2020 Fred Webber, president of the Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC), revealed new company logo. “It is extremely fitting we kick this off with you, as CHC was instrumental in bringing the DRC into being, including lending my predecessor, Stephen Whitney, to the effort. As …

SFCR – Licensing and Traceability

February 7, 2020

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) is currently in force with licensing and traceability requirements in effect for many businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector. On January 15, 2020, the preventive control and preventive control plan requirements will come into force for FFV businesses that hold a Safe Food for Canadians …

Blog Updates

 

ARBITRATION DECISION BRIEF: Whether or not the return provided by Respondent was reasonable

February 23, 2021

Commencing this year, we will publish a summary series of arbitration decisions which will help members better understand how DRC Rules and Regulations apply in the event of a dispute. DRC Dispute Resolution Rules state that all DRC arbitrations are private and confidential. We have omitted the names of people, including arbitrators, as well as …

 

Have you paid your membership fees?

February 23, 2021

A friendly reminder that annual membership fees are due. Per the By-laws of the Corporation, failure to pay membership fee may result in termination of your membership, and leave you unprotected in future sales. Beginning in 2021 you can pay your membership renewal fees by credit card through our Members Only Portal. You can access …

 

Fred’s Corner: How Will You Remember 2020?

February 23, 2021

FCW – As I transition into full-time retirement, I will be contributing a series of musings to DRC Solutions Blog. How Will You Remember 2020? In a word, Sobering.   As January began, I had a new granddaughter (in the US) due in a few weeks, and my wife and I were looking forward to our …

 

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launches the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

February 23, 2021

With an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food loss and waste, the UN has designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). IYFV 2021 seeks to raise awareness about the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and …

 

Membership Updates for February 2021

February 23, 2021

Welcome New Members From January 1 until February 15, 2021, DRC welcomed the following new members: 1172693 B.C. LTD. BC Canada 2629073 ONTARIO INC. ON Canada 9421-0986 QUEBEC INC. QC Canada A LA MODE INC. (Also d/b/a Pharaoh’s Choice) ON Canada ASLCHEM INTERNATIONAL INC. BC Canada AST IMPORTS INC. ON Canada BARKET SALAH INC. ON …

 

DRC WEBSITE NEW MEMBERS ONLY PORTAL

February 23, 2021

It has been several months since we launched our redesigned and upgraded Members Only Portal. We would like to thank all our members who already visited it and provided valuable feedback that allowed us to make the experience even more user-friendly. For those who didn’t have an opportunity to check out Members Portal yet, we …