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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 380. Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Dealers in Agricultural Products Law
11/27/2021

2VAC5-380-30. Notification of rejected produce.

If any lot of produce is rejected, the conditional buyer shall notify the producer as soon as possible, either by telephone or in person. This notification must be made within 96 hours of the time the produce was shipped from the producer's or conditional buyer's place of business. The conditional buyer and the producer shall establish new conditions for handling the produce in question. Under such conditions, the conditional buyer shall assume the status of either "Handling for the account of" or "Grower agent or broker," as decided by the producer and the dealer. All verbal communication concerning the rejection and new conditions for handling shall be confirmed in writing, by the dealer to the producer, within 48 hours. All such rejection shall be confirmed by an official USDA inspection at the point of rejection, unless confirmation is waived by the producer in writing.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-109 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-08 § 3, eff. May 28, 1986.

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