USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on Isadore A. Rapasadi & Sons Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC – The USDA has announced that Isadore A. Rapasadi & Sons Inc. satisfied a reparation order issued under PACA.
The Canastota, N.Y., company may continue operating in the produce industry after applying for and receiving a PACA license. Robert S. Rapasadi, the company’s sole officer and major stockholder, may now be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee, according to a press release.
Once a reparation order is fully satisfied and it is confirmed that there are not any outstanding unpaid awards, USDA lifts the employment restrictions of the previously named, responsibly connected individuals.
In the past three years, USDA resolved approximately 4,600 claims filed under PACA involving more than $87 million. Individuals, including sole proprietors, partners, members, managers, officers, directors, or major stockholders may not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee without the approval of the USDA. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), PACA Division, regulates fair trading practices of produce businesses operating subject to PACA.