USDA Determines Individual Not Responsibly Connected to California Violator
WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it has determined Brain Klein not responsibly connected to Newport Beach, California-based Kendall Frozen Fruits (KFF).
Direct From the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
KFF failed to pay $2,166,335 to two sellers for produce that was purchased, received, and accepted in interstate commerce from May 2017 to July 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 Brian Klein was responsibly connected to KFF and subject to sanctions. Brian Klein contested his initial determination, and USDA has now determined that he was not responsibly connected to KFF at the time of the violations.
As a result, Brian Klein may be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee.
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