USDA cites Worldwide Produce, suspends seven other companies

06/19/2013 03:14:00 PM
Tara Schupner Congdon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited Worldwide Produce & Groceries Inc., Miami, for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act by failing to pay $274,441 to 11 sellers for 91 lots of produce.

As a result, Worldwide Produce has lost its license to operate in the produce industry until May 3, 2015.

The responsibly connected individual is challenging his status.

 

Other PACA actions

The USDA also suspended the PACA licenses of seven other businesses for violations:

  • Klayman Produce Co. Inc., Philadelphia, for failing to pay $16,743 to a California seller. The responsibly connected officer is Mark Klayman.
  • Ismael Mariano, San Diego, for failing to pay $25,240 to a California seller. The responsibly connected individual is Ismael Mariano.
  • Jaya Produce Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., for failing to pay $4,464 to a Virginia seller. The responsibly connected officer is Kok Heng Shoo.
  • De Bruyn Produce Co., La Villa, Texas, for failing to pay $16,779 to an Oregon seller. The responsibly connected officer is Margaret De Bruyn.
  • Pablo Cruz, doing business as Cruz Produce, Rosemead, Calif., for failing to pay $1,854 to a California seller. The responsibly connected individual is Pablo Cruz.
  • The Alphas Company of New York Inc., Bronx, N.Y., for failing to pay $37,765 to a Florida seller. The responsibly connected officer is Peter Alphas.
  • Spud City Sales LLC, Stevens Point, Wis., for failing to pay $7,560 award to a Texas seller. The responsibly connected individual is Thomas Lundgren.



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