11/21/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA allows two to operate & More

11/21/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA allows two to operate & More

The latest roundup of Produce Market Guide news from the Daily Newsflash newsletter.

  • Chip Berry Produce, Edinburg, Texas has updated Website.

  • Gotham Greens Baltimore LLC, Sparrows Point, Maryland is a new Grower to the Market.

  • Ham Orchards, Terrell, Texas has updated Website.

  • Liane LLC, Hutchinson, Kansas is a new Retailer to the Market.

  • Marroko Valley LLC, McAllen, Texas has updated Business Address and Produce.

  • McPeak Orchards, Pittsburg, Texas has added Website.

  • Morris Organic Farm, Irwin, Pennsylvania is a new Grower/Wholesaler to the Market.

  • Produce Packaging Inc., Cleveland, Ohio - On Nov. 20, 2019 Produce Packaging, Inc., operating out of Cleveland, Ohio, posted a $100,000 surety bond with the USDA to employ Andrew Weingart, as required by the PACA. In September 2018 the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) found that Forest City Weingart Produce Co., Cleveland, Ohio, committed repeated and flagrant violations of the PACA. Andrew Weingart was the president and a stockholder of the company during the violation period.

  • Sandbox Organics, Grayslake, Illinois has updated Logo and Social Media Links.

  • Sandifer Farms LLC, Blackville, South Carolina - On Nov. 20, 2019 the USDA determined that Michael C. Harris was not responsibly connected to Sandifer Farms LLC, Blackville, S.C. This is an update to Press Release No: 131-19 issued on Oct. 15, 2019. Sandifer Farms LLC violated the PACA by failing to pay a reparation award totaling $172,156 in favor of a Florida seller. USDA made an initial determination that Michael C. Harris was responsibly connected to Sandifer Farms LLC, and subject to sanction. Michael C. Harris contested this initial determination and USDA has now determined that Michael C. Harris was not responsibly connected to Sandifer Farms LLC at the time of the violation. As a result, Michael C. Harris may be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee.

  • Sena Foods LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is a new 

  • Tenaza Organics, Los Fresnos, Texas has added a Website.

  • Viva Farms, Burlington, Washington is a new 

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