United States Department of Agriculture Files Action Against California Fresh Citrus Company for Alleged PACA Violations
WASHINGTON, DC - Alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) have come across the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) radar. The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against California-based California Fresh Citrus Company (CFCC) for allegedly failing to make payment promptly to two produce sellers in the amount of $1,128,040 from March 2019 through March 2020.
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
CFCC 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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