The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.
The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry, according to a news release:
- Alv Farms LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., for failing to pay a $15,463 award in favor of an Arizona seller. Alv Farms De Mexico SPR De RL was listed as a member of the business. Another principal of the business at the time of the order was Sergio Ruiz De Chavez, who has challenged his responsibly connected status.
- Fresh Seasons LLC, Doral, Fla., for failing to pay a $22,045 award in favor of a California seller. Mario Baez, Fredy Martinez and Jaime Penaranda were listed as members of the business.
- Trinity Frozen Foods LLC, Pembroke, N.C., for failing to pay a $132,652 award in favor of an Arkansas seller. David Ross was listed as a member of the business.