The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against RRD Produce Co., Los Angeles, for Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act violations.
RRD Produce allegedly failed to pay $174,464 to 17 sellers of produce from May-December 2018, according to a news release.
The company can request a hearing. If the USDA finds RRD Produce violated the PACA, the USDA can bar the company from the industry for three years, or two years if the company posts a USDA-approved surety bond.
Principals who are found to be responsibly connected to the company during the time of the violations can be barred from being employed by or affiliated with a PACA licensee for two years, or for a year with a USDA-approved surety bond.