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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint alleging B & B Organics Inc. failed to pay for more than $1 million in produce.

According to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act complaint, B & B Organics, Mishawaka, Ind., failed to pay 23 produce sellers $1.04 million from June 2017 to April 2019, according to a news release.

The company can request a hearing. If the USDA finds B & B Organics committed “repeated and flagrant” of the PACA regulations, it could be barred from operating in the industry with a PACA license for three years, or two years with an approved surety bond.

B & B Organics principals could also be barred from being employed by or affiliated with a PACA licensee for two years, or one year with a posted surety bond that’s approved by the USDA.

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Submitted by R Henry on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 17:41

...there is this thing called "credit management."