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Handler - Organic Handler



Organic handlers help move products and supplies though the organic industry supply chain. A handler is anyone who handles, sells or packages organic agricultural products

Also Known As:

Producer, distributor, marketing company, packer, shipper, broker


Understanding the organic handlers' job is easiest if you imagine a food path:

  • Carrots are grown on the farm by an organic farmer.

  • The carrots are passed from farmer to a handler, such as a frozen food manufacturer. The food manufacturer freezes and packages the carrots.

  • After packaging, the manufacturer may pass the carrots to a second handler, such as a frozen food distributor who then sells the final product to a retailer.

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