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Western Growers: PACA should cover all claims during crisis

The fresh produce industry is facing unprecedented losses with the COVID-19 pandemic according to Western Growers, which is asking the USDA to cover all PACA claims to ensure produce sellers are fully protected.

USDA seeks comments on Vietnam pummelo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking comments on a pest risk assessment on U.S. imports of pummelo from Vietnam.
Mar 24, 2020 by Tom Karst #USDA, #Produce (General), #Citrus

Ports of entry seeing more attempts to bring food into U.S.

The Customs and Border Protection is reminding members of the public traveling through ports of entry to be aware of what produce and other food is prohibited from crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

H-2A employers find complications with COVID-19 outbreak

Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.

USDA: food safety, market news and other functions will continue

The USDA said its food safety and pest and plant disease divisions, along with the Agricultural Marketing Service, continue to function as the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.

Trinity Fresh Distributors named in $4 million PACA complaint

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against Trinity Fresh Distribution LLC, alleging the company owes almost $4 million to produce suppliers.
Mar 06, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

USDA files PACA complaint against RRD Produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against RRD Produce Co., Los Angeles, for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
Mar 03, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

USDA clears Jay Pack in PACA case

Jay Pack was not a “responsibly connected individual” of Huxtable’s Kitchen Inc., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, removing him from liability in a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act case.
Feb 28, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

PACA violations bar Write On Marketing, principals from industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Write On Marketing Inc., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Feb 25, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

USDA drops 3 from $10.7 million Adams PACA case

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dropped several members of the industry from a Perishables Agricultural Commodities Act against Adams Produce Co. LLC.
Feb 21, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA