Several fresh produce companies filed actions in U.S. District Courts across the country seeking payment from buyers under provisions of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
The companies alleged to owe for produce delivered include:
- Baker Produce LLC, Middleton, Ohio: case filed Jan. 20 by Fries Brothers, Cincinnati, seeking payment of $143,788 for produce delivered from August 2013 through January this year.
- Global Tropical Fresh Fruit Corp., New York City: case filed Jan. 16 by Redi Fresh Produce Inc., Astoria, N.Y., seeking payment of $349,920 for produce delivered from Aug. 13 to Sept. 24, 2013.
- Super Irvine Inc., Irvine, Calif.: case filed Jan. 22 by Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Co. Inc., Loa Angeles, seeking payment of $72,363 for produce delivered from June 7, 2013, through Jan. 14 this year.
- SunTerra Produce Traders Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.: case filed Jan. 21 by MKM Farms Inc., Salinas, Calif., seeking payment of $179,149 for produce delivered from April 1 through Aug. 25, 2012.