( Brooke Parke )

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that C-Max Produce LLC, McAllen, Texas, has paid a debt and can hold a Perishable Agricultural Act license.

The company satisfied a PACA reparation order of about $6,500, and can operate in the industry again after applying for and receiving a PACA license, according to a news release.

Jose A. Malpica, who was listed as a member of the business during the PACA proceedings, can be employed with at a PACA licensee.

The PACA license of another McAllen business, Bucks Fresh Produce LLC, has been suspended, according to the USDA.

Bucks Fresh Produce violated PACA regulations by refusing to allow the USDA to inspect its records as part of a PACA investigation, according to the release.

The company’s license is suspended until the records are made available, and the company is not allowed to operate. Its principals, Christopher

Torres and Diana Torres, cannot be employed by or affiliated with a PACA licensee.

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