USDA restricts eight PACA violators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on eight produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). These sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators of the businesses from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other activities without approval from USDA.

The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:

  • Passion Herbs LLC of Miami, Florida for failing to pay $7,400 in favor of a Florida seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Galo A. Ortiz was listed as a manager.
  • G & D Produce Incorporated of Pharr, Texas for failing to pay $6,219 in favor of a Pennsylvania seller. As of the issuance date, Eduardo Javier Garibay Eversbusch, Charles Russell Deppen and Eduardo Jose De La Cruz Diaz Rodriguez were listed as the officers, directors and/or major stockholders.
  • Havmore Food Products Inc. of Garden Grove, California for failing to pay $17,416 in favor of an Arizona seller. As of the issuance date, Syed A. Hussain was listed as officer, director and major stockholder.
  • Tyler’s Pride Produce LLC of Kenner, Louisiana for failing to pay $8,110 in favor of a Texas seller. As of the issuance date, Tammy P. St. Philip and Charles R. St. Philip, Jr., were listed as members of the business.
  • Amcan Produce LLC of Troy, Michigan for failing to pay $25,995 in favor of an Ohio seller. As of the issuance date, Tayssir Baydoun was listed as a member of the business.
  • Crazy Avocados Produce LLC of McAllen, Texas for failing to pay $23,000 in favor of a Texas seller. As of the issuance date, Luis A. Valencia Villa was listed as a member of the business.
  • Grupo San Gabriel LLC of McAllen, Texas for failing to pay a $36,577 award in favor of a Texas seller. As of the issuance date, Rolando Olivares Ahumada was listed as a manger and member of the business.

The USDA has also imposed sanctions on a produce business for failing to pay a reparation award issued under PACA. The award was previously reported as satisfied; however, the check tendered as payment of the award could not be processed due to insufficient funds. The sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA license and barring the principal operator of the business from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other activities without approval from USDA.

The following business and individual are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:

  • Alko Green Fresh LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada for failing to pay $19,900 in favor of an Illinois seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Jorge Ortega was listed as member of the business.

Click here for an overview of companies previously violating PACA.

For more information:
John Koller
USDA
Tel: +1 (202) 720-2890
PACAdispute@usda.gov  
http://www.ams.usda.gov/  


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