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Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act Search Engine

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) was enacted at the request of the fruit and vegetable industry to promote fair trade in the industry. The PACA protects businesses dealing in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables by establishing and enforcing a code of fair business practices and by helping companies resolve business disputes.

The PACA Branch is responsible for administering the PACA and offers many services to the industry. PACA Branch experts receive hundreds of telephone calls each week from companies requesting assistance on problems unique to the industry such as interpretation of inspection certificates, advice on contract disputes, and bankruptcy payments.

The PACA Search Engine is an online tool that allows the public to determine if a business is licensed under the PACA, users can also see companies trade name(s), branch location(s), principal(s), and other related license information.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons Attribution

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Data Update Frequency R/P1D

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Identifier USDA-2579
Data First Published 2003-09-21
Data Last Modified 2014-12-23
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1D
Bureau Code 005:45
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:047
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Source Hash 0b6a2511f143ce37a4d1a7288d96513172e8f610
Source Schema Version 1.1
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