The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited four California and one Florida company for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

The USDA has revoked the companies’ PACA licenses, barring them from the industry.

The PACA violations are against:

  • Felix Farm Supermarket Inc., West Covina, Calif., for failing to pay $2,613 to a California seller. Fei Fan was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business;
  • Unikorn LLC, Riverside, Calif., for failing to pay $10,091 award to a California seller. Jorge Avalos and Evelyn Figueroa were listed as members of the business;
  • Simply Fresh Markets Inc., Corona, Calif., for failing to pay $38,097 to a California seller. Abdulrazik Dean Taha, Omar Milbis and Hanni Abdulrazik Taha were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business;
  • I5 Fresh Produce, Oakland, Calif., for failing to pay $13,073 to a Nevada seller. Yahya Ahmed was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business; and
  • Black Hog Farms Inc., East Palatka, Fla., for failing to pay $14,772 to a Florida seller. Jonathan Insetta and Luke A. Watkins were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business.

Sanctions include suspending the business’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators from engaging PACA-licensed businesses/activities, according to the USDA.

 
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