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USDA files PACA Action against H Brooks and Co.


WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed an administrative complaint against H Brooks and Company LLC BB #:100563 for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

The company, operating from Minnesota, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to 37 produce sellers in the amount of $3,812,292 from August 2019 through April 2021.

H Brooks will have an opportunity to request a hearing. Should USDA find that the company committed repeated and flagrant violations, it would be barred from the produce industry as a licensee for three years, or two years with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond. Furthermore, its principals could not be employed by or affiliated with any PACA licensee for two years, or one year with the posting of a USDA-approved surety bond.

For more information, contact Corey Elliott, Chief, Investigative Enforcement Branch, at (202) 720-6873 or

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