Terms Used In Florida Statutes 601.69

  • Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit dealer: means any consignor, commission merchant, consignment shipper, cash buyer, broker, association, cooperative association, express or gift fruit shipper, or person who in any manner makes or attempts to make money or other thing of value on citrus fruit in any manner whatsoever, other than of growing or producing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission: means the Florida Citrus Commission as head of the department. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation, trust, estate, or other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
Every citrus fruit dealer shall make and keep a correct record showing in detail the following with reference to the purchase, handling, sale, and accounting of sale of citrus fruit handled by her or him, namely:

(1) The name and address of the producers or other persons from whom the citrus fruit was procured, and, if same was procured from some person other than a licensed citrus fruit dealer, the name and address of the producer of said fruit;
(2) The date citrus fruit is received, the amount thereof, and the purchase price paid therefor if purchased for the purpose of resale;
(3) The condition of such citrus fruit upon receipt by the citrus fruit dealer;
(4) If the citrus fruit is handled on consignment for the account of the producer, the date of sale and the selling price;
(5) An itemized statement of the charges to be paid by the producer in connection with any sale;
(6) A detailed statement of all claims made by producers against the citrus fruit dealer, a copy of each when received to be certified and filed with the Department of Agriculture;
(7) A copy of the record and account of sale of citrus fruit handled on consignment or commission shall be delivered to the producer upon the consummation of the sale, together with all moneys received by the citrus fruit dealer in payment for such transaction made upon account of the producer, less the agreed commission and other charges which must be separately itemized, and said payment and accounting must be made by said citrus fruit dealer to the producer within 15 days after said citrus fruit dealer receives the money in payment of said citrus fruit unless otherwise specified in contract between citrus fruit dealers and producer;
(8) A detailed statement and record of the resale or commercial disposition of citrus fruit so purchased by the dealer for purpose of resale or other commercial disposition, showing the number of boxes resold, the moneys received by such dealer upon such resale of the fruit, the person or dealer and address thereof to whom sold, the date of such resale, and how delivered to such purchaser;
(9) Any other record or account required to be kept and maintained by such dealer by rule adopted by the department.