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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 8. Produce Markets [56801 - 56982]

  ( Chapter 8 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [56801 - 56810]
  ( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Association” means an association of produce dealers which is organized to carry out the responsibilities of produce dealers which are imposed by this chapter.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“City” includes city and county.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Commissioner,” with respect to any matter which relates to a particular market, means the deputy labor commissioner who is in charge of the office of the Labor Commissioner which is located nearest to that market.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Director” means the Director of Industrial Relations.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967. Ch. 15.)


“Farm product” means any fruit, nut, vegetable, berry, or aquacultural product.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 810, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1996.)


“Market” means the places of business, collectively, of produce dealers that operate in a city, or the vicinity of a city, and that deal in any farm product which is intended, in whole or in part, for ultimate sale for consumption in a fresh state within the city and the vicinity of the city. This chapter applies only to markets in which five or more produce dealers operate.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Produce dealer” includes “commission merchant,” as defined in Section 56105, and “dealer,” as defined in Section 56107. It does not, however, include a “broker,” as defined in Section 56103, nor “processor,” as defined in Section 55407.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


“Registered unloader” means a person who unloads any farm product in a market. It does not, however, include any of the following:

(a) A producer of farm products, or his or her son or daughter, father, mother, or regularly employed employee.

(b) The operator of any vehicle which is engaged in the transporation of any farm product to market if the operation of such vehicle is subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission and the rate which is charged for such transporation includes the charge for unloading the farm product which is so transported.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1171.)


“Union” means the labor union which has been recognized by the National Labor Relations Board, or other governmental agency which has jurisdiction, as the bargaining agency for employees who are employed in a market.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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