USDA suspends PACA licenses of two Custom Cuts companies

01/10/2013 03:06:00 PM
Tara Schupner

The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited two related companies for failing to pay for produce, a violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

The USDA sanctioned Custom Cuts Inc. for failing to pay $9,899 for one lot of produce. The USDA previously filed action against CCI for failing to pay $217,128 for produce bought in 2008-09, The Packer reported in June.

Custom Cuts Fresh LLC also was sanctioned for failing to pay eight sellers $976,399 for 144 lots of produce bought from November 2010 through July 2011.

Both companies are based in Milwaukee.

As a result of the citation, both companies cannot operate in the industry until Dec. 19, 2014. The responsibly connected individual listed, Bradley Beckman, can’t work in the industry for a year, and then only with an USDA-approved bond.

Surety bond

Patrick Family Farms LLC., Omega, Ga., posted a $20,000 surety bond in order to obtain a PACA license and operate in the industry.

The bond followed Patrick Family Farms’ involvement in bankruptcy.



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Dave Chandler    
El Segundo CA.  |  January, 11, 2013 at 08:10 AM

History repeatng itself!

Ernie De La Raza    
Compton CA  |  January, 12, 2013 at 01:53 PM

Most definitely Dave!

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