In April the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a complaint against Chicago’s Goodness Greeness Inc., alleging that the organics-focused wholesaler had failed to pay $259,993 to 12 produce sellers over several months in 2016.
After the complaint was filed, the USDA and Goodness Greeness Inc. entered into a consent decision and order, according to a news release.
Goodness Greeness agreed to pay the produce sellers in full and also to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $36,000. Since it has now fulfilled those terms, the USDA has closed the case against the company, permanently abating the finding of repeated and flagrant violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to the release.
Goodness Greeness filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 25, 2017, but the case was terminated on Feb. 14, according to online records.