United States Department of Agriculture Files Action Against R & S Export & Import Inc. in Florida for Alleged PACA Violations
WASHINGTON, DC - Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it filed an administrative complaint against Florida-based R&S Export & Import for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
This complaint comes after the company allegedly failed to make payment promptly to eight produce sellers from January 2020 through April 2020 in the amount of $298,099.
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
R & S Export & Import Inc. will have an opportunity to request a hearing. Should USDA find that the company committed repeated and flagrant violations, it would be barred from the produce industry as a licensee for three years, or two years with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond. Furthermore, its principals could not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee for two years, or one year with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond.
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