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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three businesses, pulling their Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act licenses, for violating the PACA.

The companies and their principals, according to a USDA news release, are:

  • Avocado House Inc., Los Angeles, for failing to pay $8,629 to an Arizona seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Guadalupe Salvador Vazquez was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business.
  • Rain Forest Produce Inc., Los Angeles, for not paying $35,892 to a California seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Tony Perez and Fernando Pantoja were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business.
  • Ringer & Son Brokerage Co. Inc., Brighton, Colo., for not paying $43,495 to a California seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Joshua M. Johnson and Stephanie R. Johnson were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders of the business.

The principals named in the PACA actions cannot be employed by or affiliated with PACA-licensed businesses without USDA approval.

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