Except as otherwise provided in Section 55743 or 55744, if the complaint is a bona fide dispute that involves any of the following, the department has no jurisdiction to act upon the complaint if the processor or complainant within 10 days after receiving notice of the filing of the verified complaint has notified the department of his or her election to submit the dispute to alternative dispute resolution procedures in accordance with the provisions of a written contract:
(a) The rejection of any farm product.
(b) The failure or refusal to accept and pay for any farm product that is bought or contracted to be bought from a producer by a processor.
(c) The failure or refusal by the processor to furnish or provide boxes or other containers,
or hauling, harvesting, or any other service that is contracted to be done by the processor in connection with the acceptance, harvesting,
or other handling of the farm product.
(d) The terms and conditions of the written contract.
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