The U.S. Department of Agriculture has re-imposed employment restrictions on Celso Paganini after the dismissal of a suit Paganini filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The case was dismissed in December 2012.

The USDA previously found Paganini responsibly connected after Paganini Produce LLC failed to pay an $83,290 award to a California receiver, a violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Paganini Foods LLC, Swedesboro, N.J., and Celso Paganini are now restricted from operating in the produce industry.