USDA restricts 6 PACA violators, holds surety bond - The Packer

USDA restricts 6 PACA violators, holds surety bond

07/08/2014 10:50:00 AM
Daniel Vanderhorst

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on six produce businesses for failing to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

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

  • BC Cosmos Inc., Diamond Bar, Calif., for failing to pay a $113,224 award in favor of a Washington seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Jingying Qi was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.
  • Health America Fresh Foods Inc., Salinas, Calif., for failing to pay a $125,194 award in favor of a California seller. Vince Fratangelo was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.
  • Aladdin Farms Inc., Tavares, Fla., for failing to pay a $5,761 award in favor of a Michigan seller. Archie Sagers Sr. was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.
  • James King, doing business as J D King, Lecanto, Fla., for failing to pay a $21,394 award in favor of a South Carolina seller. James King was listed as the sole proprietor of the business.
  • Del Valle Produce Inc., McAllen, Texas, for failing to pay a $44,766 award in favor of a Texas seller. Hugo Perez was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.
  • Valdemar Espinoza, doing business as Espinoza Produce, McAllen, Texas, for failing to pay a $6,420 award in favor of a Texas seller. Valdemar Espinoza was listed as the sole proprietor of the business.

 

Employment surety bond posted

Export International Inc., operating in Gresham, Ore., has posted a $90,000 employment surety bond with the USDA.

The bond was posted to employ Michael Aker, previously named in a PACA action. Aker was the only officer and a stockholder of Pacific Rim Onion Inc., Salem, Ore.

The USDA will hold the $90,000 bond for four years, giving the industry assurance that the company will conduct its business according to PACA rules.



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