Avocado Importers International Inc., doing business as Ultimate Avocado, McAllen, Texas, has entered into a consent decision with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after it was cited for outstanding debts.
The USDA had cited Avocado Importers for failing to pay $813,573 to five sellers for 35 lots of produce, a violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The move came after the USDA earlier this month filed an action against the company.
The consent decision bars the company from operating in the industry until Feb. 1, 2015.
Jay Humphreys is listed as the responsibly connected principal, and he cannot be employed by any PACA licensee until Feb. 1, 2014, and then only with the posting of a bond.