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Resolve disputes through our informal mediation process.

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Learn step-by-step how to proceed with a claim.

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

 

Reading inspection certificates – Part 1

March 5, 2018

We often receive questions from DRC members asking about how to properly read a CFIA inspection. In this three part series, we will look at the importance of reviewing the information on the inspection certificate. To begin, let’s focus on the elements in the first section as well as the product description section. The first …

 

Upcoming changes to By-laws

March 5, 2018

The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are expected to come into force late spring or early summer. Once implemented, a DRC membership is mandatory for Canadians to buy, sell, import or export fresh fruits and vegetables. Under the existing Canada Agricultural Products Act (CAP Act), the current requirement is to secure either a …