The U.S. Department of Agricultural has lifted sanctions against J.D. Rodriguez Produce Inc. for the second time in less than a year, reporting the Dallas company has satisfied a reparation order.
The company and its principals, Johnny D. Rodriguez, Valerie J. Rodriguez and Esmeralda G. Rodriguez, can again operate in the produce industry, according to the rules of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act..
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service reported in July 2013 the company and principals had been restricted from operating in the industry for failing to pay a PACA $18,658 award to a Texas produce seller.
Six months before that restriction was filed the USDA had approved the company and its officers to operate in the industry, following an Oct. 2012 sanction for failing to pay a Colorado seller $32,715.