Guar. Is that covered by PACA?Filled under PACA Produce on June 12, 2014 - no comments .
Guar, is that covered by PACA? Recently we were contacted by a group of growers who had not been paid for shipments of guar beans. Guar is a desert plant, native of Pakistan and India, the beans from which can be processed to be used as a food additive and as a component in fracking fluid used in petroleum drilling. While guar powder can be used in food products and guar protein can be used in cattle feed, guar beans are not covered by PACA.
The list of commodities covered by PACA are listed here. Not only is guar not listed as a covered commodity, it also is not “perishable” which is a requirement for an agricultural product to be covered by PACA. Similarly, pecans, pistachios and chestnuts are not covered by PACA.