USDA fines Farmers Best of NYC for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Farmers Best of NYC Inc., operating out of Brooklyn, New York, for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $610,685 to 11 sellers for produce purchased, received and accepted in interstate commerce from February 2016 through October 2016.

This is in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).  As a result of these actions, Farmers Best of NYC Inc. is prohibited from operating in the produce industry until Dec. 18, 2020, and then only after they apply for and are issued a new PACA license by USDA.

According to ams.usda.gov, the company’s principal, Eran Evenaim, may not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee until Dec. 18, 2019, and then only with the posting of a USDA approved surety bond.


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