WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 – In an amended complaint filed on Jan. 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleged that North Pacific Canners and Packers Inc., doing business as NORPAC Foods Inc., BB #:171189, Salem, Ore., failed to make full payment promptly in the total amount of $152,181 to two sellers for multiple lots of produce in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
After the complaint was filed, USDA and NORPAC entered into a Consent Decision and Order in which NORPAC agreed to pay the unpaid produce sellers in full and to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.
As a result of NORPAC satisfying the terms of the consent decision and order, the finding that it had committed repeated and flagrant PACA violations was permanently abated without further process and the case has been closed.
For further information, contact Corey Elliott, Chief, Investigative Enforcement Branch, at (202) 720-6873 or PACAInvestigations@usda.gov.
Release No. 043-21