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USDA says individual not connected to NJ violator

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that Parminder Singh is not responsibly connected to Southern Sun LLC BB #:301216, operating out of Woolwich, N.J. This is an update to Press Release No: 012-21 issued on March 3, 2021.

Southern Sun LLC violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) by failing to pay the amount of $436,401 to five sellers for produce that was purchased, received and accepted in interstate and foreign commerce from February to November 2018.

As a result, USDA imposed sanctions on the business, including requiring that all principals may not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee without USDA approval.

USDA made an initial determination that Paul Ross and Parminder Singh were responsibly connected to Southern Sun LLC and subject to sanction. Parminder Singh contested his initial determination, and USDA has now determined that he was not responsibly connected to Southern Sun LLC at the time of the violations.

As a result, Parminder Singh may be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee.

For further information, contact Corey Elliott, Chief, Investigative Enforcement Branch, at (202) 720-6873 or PACAInvestigations@usda.gov.

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Release No. 082-21