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PACA Fulfillment: D. DeFranco & Sons Reapays Overdue Proceeds, Avoiding Suspension in Produce Industry

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
California Business Sanctions by USDA under PACA Lifted

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) recently saw D. DeFranco & Sons, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based business conducting as Parimar Inc., fulfill a $31,200 reparation order issued under PACA for unpaid produce transactions. This allows the company to continue operating in the produce industry.

PACA serves as an administrative forum to resolve disputes related to produce transactions, often resulting in reparation orders issued by the USDA for damages owed when contractual obligations for buying and selling fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables are not met. Under PACA, businesses that fail to pay reparations ordered against them may face suspension of their license or sanctions imposed by the USDA, as well as restrictions on individuals determined to be responsibly connected to the business at the time the order is issued.

Once a reparation order is fully satisfied and all outstanding unpaid awards are settled, USDA lifts the employment restrictions on individuals connected to the business. For more information on PACA and dispute resolution, individuals can contact Penny Robinson-Landrigan, Chief of the Dispute Resolution Branch at (202) 720-2890 or PACAdispute@usda.gov.

By Samantha Nguyen

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