The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against Genaro Produce Incorporated.
The Florida-based company allegedly failed to make payment promptly to ten produce sellers in the amount of $284,981 from September 2016 through October 2018, according to a news release.
The USDA said Genaro Produce Incorporated will have an opportunity to request a hearing. Should USDA find that the company committed repeated and flagrant violations, it would be barred from the produce industry as a licensee for three years, or two years with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond. In addition, its principals could not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee for two years, or one year with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond.
For more information about the case, contact Travis M. Hubbs, chief of the PACA Investigative Enforcement Branch, at (202) 720-6873, or by email at [email protected]