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Breaking News: D. DeFranco & Sons Successfully Settles $31,200 Reparation Order Under PACA, Avoiding USDA Sanctions

BySamantha Jones

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

The USDA recently announced that D. DeFranco & Sons, a Los Angeles-based produce company, has successfully settled a $31,200 reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) for unpaid transactions. This allows the business to continue operating in the industry.

The PACA serves as an administrative forum for resolving disputes related to produce transactions and often results in reparation orders being issued when contractual obligations for buying and selling fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables are not met. The USDA is required to impose sanctions on businesses that fail to pay PACA reparations ordered against them, as well as restrict individuals determined to be responsible at the time of order issuance.

Once a reparation order is fully satisfied and all outstanding unpaid awards are settled, USDA lifts 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 Jones

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