USDA sanctions California, Virginia companies under PACA

USDA sanctions California, Virginia companies under PACA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on California and Virginia businesses under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

The businesses and principals involved, according to a USDA new release, are:

  • Jose Salazar Jr., doing business as Salazar Produce Co., Los Angeles, for not paying $23,478 to a California seller. Jose G. Salazar Jr. was listed as the sole owner.
  • Orion Pacific Traders Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif., for not paying $26,387 to a California seller. As of the date of the reparation order, Frederick D. Rider was listed as the officer, director and major stockholder of the business.
  • Lacewing Marketing LLC, Timberville, Va., for not paying $8,755 to a Florida seller. As of the issuance date of the reparation order, Kelly J. Wilkins was listed as a member of the business.

The businesses and connected officials are restricted from operating in the produce business, according to the release.

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