- Quality Regulations: The marketing order authorizes minimum grade, maturity, quality, and size regulations on Florida fresh tomatoes grown in the production area. These requirements are applied to imported tomatoes from October 10 through June 15, due to 8e requirements.
- 8e requirements: The 8e requirements specify that imported tomatoes must meet the same or comparable minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity requirements, as those specified under this marketing order. Learn more about importing tomatoes.
- Research and Promotion: The marketing order provides authority for production research, marketing research and development, and marketing promotion, including paid advertising.
- Container and pack regulations: The marketing order authorizes regulations on the containers and pack used to ship Florida fresh tomatoes to market. The order’s container and pack requirements are not applied to imported tomatoes.
Michael Schadler, Manager; Florida Tomato Committee
800 Trafalgar Court, Suite 300
Maitland, Florida 32751
Phone: (407) 660-1949
Fax: (407) 660-1656