USDA Files Action Against Rain Forest Produce Inc. in California for Alleged PACA Violations
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against Rain Forest Produce Inc. for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
Direct from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service:
The company, operating from California, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to 33 produce sellers in the amount of $1,576,260 from October 2018 through February 2020.
Rain Forest Produce Inc. 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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