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The U.S. Department has imposed sanctions on two Florida companies for not paying customers for fresh produce under the Perishable Agricultural Commodity Act.

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

  • Maya Fruit Corp. Inc., Miami Lakes, Fla., for not paying $9,735 to a Texas seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Richard Vega was listed as the officer, director and/or major stockholder of the business.
  • G & K Citrus LLC, Miami, for failing to pay $57,779 to an Illinois seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Karen Thompson and Gary Thompson were listed as a members or managers of the business.

The businesses have lost their PACA licenses and the principal operators are barred from engaging in PACA-licensed business, according to the release.

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