USDA Files Amended Action Against North Pacific Canners and Packers Inc., D/B/A NORPAC Foods Inc. in Oregon for Alleged PACA Violations
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it has filed an amended administrative complaint against North Pacific Canners and Packers Inc., doing business as NORPAC Foods Inc. (NORPAC), for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). The new complaint supersedes and replaces the complaint that was previously filed against the Oregon-based company on September 28, 2020.
The company has allegedly failed to make payments promptly to two produce sellers and creditors in the amount of $152,181 between June and August of 2019.
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
NORPAC 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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