USDA imposes sanctions on six PACA violators

02/12/2014 09:47:00 AM
Daniel Vanderhorst

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions against five produce businesses for failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

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

  • Produce Fresh Inc., San Antonio, for failing to pay a $20,923 award in favor of a Florida seller. Maria Baez was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business.
  • Trans Mid East Shipping & Trading Agency Inc., Farmingdale, N.Y., for failing to pay a $49,000 award in favor of an Arizona seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Alex Joudeh and Iskandar Joudeh were listed as the officers, directors and major stockholders of the business.
  • Tony Sylvester, doing business as Sylvester Produce, Sylvania, Ohio, for failing to pay a $12,320 award in favor of a Michigan seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Tony Sylvester was listed as the sole proprietor of the business.
  • Hall Bros. Produce LLC, Plant City, Fla. for failing to pay a $17,240 award in favor of a Florida seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, William Hall, Jr., was listed as a member of the business.
  • IBC Produce Inc., Los Angeles, for failing to pay a $9,966 award in favor of a Washington seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Kwan In was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business.
  • Sunset Fresh Produce Co. Inc., Los Angeles, for failing to pay a $5,464 award in favor of a California seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Javier De La Paz was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder.



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