USDA Determines Individual not Responsibly Connected to New Jersey Violator
WASHINGTON, DC - Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Parminder Singh was determined to not be responsibly connected to Woolwich, New Jersey-based Southern Sun LLC. Sanctions were previously imposed on the company in March, 2021 after allegedly failing to pay produce sellers.
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
Southern Sun LLC violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) by failing to pay the amount of $436,401 to five sellers for produce that was purchased, received and accepted in interstate and foreign commerce from February to November 2018. As a result, USDA imposed sanctions on the business, including requiring that all principals may not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee without USDA approval.
USDA made an initial determination that Paul Ross and Parminder Singh were responsibly connected to Southern Sun LLC and subject to sanction. Parminder Singh contested his initial determination, and USDA has now determined that he was not responsibly connected to Southern Sun LLC at the time of the violations.
As a result, Parminder Singh may be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee.
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