Do fresh apples, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries fall under COOL Regulations?
A. The term “perishable agricultural commodity” has the meaning given in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (PACA), as amended (7 USC 499a (b)). “Perishable agricultural commodity: (A) means any of the following, whether or not frozen or packed in ice: fresh fruits and fresh vegetables of every kind and character; and (B) includes cherries in brine as defined by the Secretary in accordance with trade usages.” Items such as apples, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are covered under PACA regulations and are subject to COOL labeling requirements. Q.