The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lifted sanctions on three produce companies after they satisfied Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation orders.
The companies are:
- Sheng Hung Hong Co. Inc., Cleveland. The responsibly connected officer is Ju K. Wu. Sheng Hung Hong can operate in the industry once it applies for and receives a PACA license, according to a news release from the USDA.
- Platinum Growers Inc., Canyon Lake, Calif. The responsibly connected officers are Brian Douglas, Megan Douglas, and William Rosier.
- Terra Produce Connection Corp., Miami. The responsibly connected officer is Virnalisi Velez.
The USDA also sanctioned four companies for failing to pay reparation awards:
- Del Monte Farms LLC, (no affiliation with Del Monte Corp. or Del Monte Foods), Vineland, N.J., for failing to pay $4,760 to a Pennsylvania seller. The responsibly connected individual is Daniel Del Monte.
- Produce Express of AZ LLC, Yuma, Ariz., for failing to pay $22,199 to an Arizona seller. The responsibly connected individual is Nava Pablo.
- Wild West Produce LLC, Paso Robles, Calif., for failing to pay $1,634 to a California seller. The responsibly connected individual is Amy Luera.
Raul Moreno Flores, doing business as Fresh 2U, Los Angeles, for failing to pay $2,000 to a California seller. The sole responsibly connected proprietor is Raul Moreno Flores.