USDA files action against Khalid Mohmand and Green Farms Produce

08/29/2013 02:49:00 PM
Tara Schupner Congdon

USDAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken action against Khalid Mohmand, doing business as Green Farms Produce, for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

In its administrative action, the USDA alleges Khalid Mohmand, Denver, failed to pay 12 produce sellers a total of $499,905 for produce bought from September 2010 to May 2012.

Mohmand can request a hearing, but if he is found responsible for violating the PACA, he will lose his PACA license for two years and be unable to work for any PACA licensee for a year.

The USDA also sanctioned two companies for failing to pay PACA reparation awards:

 

  • Burnand And Co. Inc., Rio Rico, Ariz., for failing to pay $54,008 to an Arizona seller. The responsibly connected officers are Kenneth Olmos and Frances Olmos.
  • Original Defeo Produce Inc., Kansas City, Mo., for failing to pay $21,095 to a Pennsylvania seller. The responsibly connected officer is Nicholas Defeo.



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