20 March 1998

NFU processor guide

IN a bid to end producer confusion about the different contractual terms used by potato processors, the NFU is compiling a guide for growers.

At a meeting with the Potato Processors Association, the union raised the concerns about the plethora of different contractual arrangements and procedures being used by processors.

The PPA agreed to the principle of the NFU putting together a guide contract for producers and processors. The union believed this would help to clarify terms and clauses and could be used by growers as a template against which they could compare their own contracts.

The guide will cover areas common to all contracts, such as rejection and deduction procedures, but will not address commercially sensitive areas like price or quality specifications. &#42