The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed administrative actions against four produce companies after they allegedly violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act
The businesses are:
- A & A Ontario Market Inc., Pomona, Calif., for allegedly failing to pay 11 sellers a total of $232,581 for produce bought between December 2010 and March 2012.
- Liborio Markets No. 11 Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., for allegedly failing to pay 11 sellers a total of $189,522 for produce bought between October 2009 and October 2011. Numerous Liborio Markets companies have been embroiled in PACA actions and bankruptcy proceedings.
- Alejo Grocers Inc., Los Angeles, for allegedly not paying 10 sellers a total of $389,524 for produce bought between July 2010 and December 2011.
- Alejo Markets Inc., Maywood, Calif., for allegedly failing to pay eight sellers a total of $161,670 for produce bought between July 2010 and December 2011.