Six draw PACA sanctions

03/13/2014 04:24:00 PM
The Packer Staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on six produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a USDA release.

The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:

  • First Coast of Miami LLC for failing to pay a $27,313 award in favor of an Alabama seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Pedro Gonzalez was listed as the sole member of the business.
  • David Gonzalez, doing business as Gonzalez Produce, Plant City, Fla., for failing to pay a $9,500 award in favor of a Texas seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, David Gonzalez was listed as the sole proprietor of the business.
  • Newland North America Foods Inc., Sarasota, Fla., for failing to pay a $47,419 award in favor of a Washington seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Jonathan Morgan and Chen Wei were listed as partners of the business.
  • Staunton Fruit & Produce Co. Inc., Verona, Va., for failing to pay a $4,533 award in favor of a Canadian seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, John Moskowitz and Terri Rector were listed as the officers, directors, and major stockholders of the business.
  • First Fruit Partners LLC, St. Paul, Minn., for failing to pay a $7,646 award in favor of a Florida seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Edwin Bogonko, Zipporah Bogonko, and Soua Daniels were listed as members of the business.
  • R&C Distributing Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., for failing to pay a $2,294 award in favor of a Colorado seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Carlos Jaramillo was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.

Also, three produce firms have satisfied reparation orders issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

  • High Point Marketing of NJ Inc., Ridgewood, N.J., can continue operations upon applying for and receiving a PACA license. Michael E. Pflueger was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business and may now be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee, according to the release.
  • Tifton, Ga.-based Georgia Vegetable Co. Inc. can continue operations upon applying for and receiving a PACA license. Rebecca B. Kilby, Billy W. Thomas, and Robert L. Grist were listed as the officers, directors, and/or major stockholders of the business and may now be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee, according to the release.
  • Produce Fresh Inc., San Antonio, can continue operations upon applying for and receiving a PACA license. Maria L. Baez was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business and may now be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee, according to the release.

 



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