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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has placed sanctions on four companies for failing to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act rewards.

The companies are suspended from doing business in the produce industry. They are, according to a news release:

  • Custom Fresh Cuts Inc., Long Beach, Calif., for not paying $32,358 to a California seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Alejandro Mora and Richard Wise were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business.
  • RRD Produce Co., Los Angeles, for not paying $19,407 to an Arizona seller. Ricardo Villalobos and Raul Gomez were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business.
  • Nam Lam, doing business as G & N Produce Co., Oakland, Calif., for not paying $8,062 to a California seller. When the reparation order was issued, Nam Lam was listed as the sole proprietor of the business.
  • CKF Produce Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y., for not paying $4,999 to a Texas seller. Koji Ueno was listed as the officer, director and/or major stockholder of the business.
 
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