The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release.
USDA has barred the following businesses and individuals from operating in the produce industry:
- Crisp Retail Group, doing business as Crisp Harvest Market, Seattle, for failing to pay a $7,586 award in favor of an Oregon seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Jeremy Knapman was listed as a member of the business.
- Juma Quality LLC, McAllen, Texas, for failing to pay a $12,918 award in favor of an Arizona seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Juan Cortreras Mendoza, Martin Maldonado Cardenas, and Joaquin Urias were listed as members of the business.
- Food Way USA Corp., Miami, for failing to pay a $7,064 award in favor of a Florida seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Chong Hoe Yi was listed as the officer, director, and major stockholder of the business.