Comments on: Good Delivery Guidelines http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/good-delivery-guidelines Just another WordPress site Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:27:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: brian jones http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/good-delivery-guidelines#comment-308456 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:27:17 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=503#comment-308456 the good delivery guidelines are available on the ams website under rules and regulations for all to see. it is best to go off of the 5 day transit numbers just to be safe. paca will take into consideration excessive quality defects but each case is different. best thing to do is call them if you are confused they are like a double edge sword it can cut you or save you. as far as DFB on lettuce this rule needs to updated in my opinion. when it was written most loads were shipped naked with wrapper leaves you a grocery manager could trim his heads and take out the defect when setting up his display. cello/wrapped lettuce is the norm now you cant trim the stuff and especially if you are a retailer or selling to a retailer putting a case of lettuce with 30% DFB on your stand and explaining that its allowed just shouldnt be.

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By: KS http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/good-delivery-guidelines#comment-129 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 14:53:18 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=503#comment-129 This is very helpful. Aside from normal good delivery tolerances, sometimes PACA will add extras, depending on growing problems. For the most part “discoloration following bruising” on lettuce is never considered a defect. Sometimes the discoloration from field freezing isn’t counted either. The defects still affect the U.S. No.1 Grade, and the certificate will indicate the lot fails to grade, but in reality the lot makes good delivery.

I am aware of other instances where shippers place their own exclusions in their contracts; for example some shippers do not recognize “abnormal coloring” as a defect on tomatoes.

Bottom line, don’t assume a “fails to grade” statement on a USDA certificate means the lot “fails good delivery”…and don’t assume that some defects are even counted as defects, as far as PACA and good delivery is concerned. All very confusing.

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By: Gatorfan http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/current-events/good-delivery-guidelines#comment-128 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 00:18:51 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=503#comment-128 Great post. The good delivery tolerances have been like dark secrets, no one would ever let us know when inspected lots met or failed to meet good delivery. And since quality defects are not counted in good delivery, there really is no reason of paying extra money for quality and condition inspections.

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