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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:30 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a complaint against Staunton Fruit & Produce Co. of Verona, alleging the company failed to make full payment to sellers.

According to a Nov. 16 release from the USDA, the company allegedly failed to pay 32 sellers an amount of more than $1.1 million between May 2011 and June 2012.

The action by the USDA is made under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, which establishes a code of good conduct in the produce industry.

The USDA release says that Staunton Fruit & Produce can request a hearing.

But should it be found the company committed “repeated and flagrant violations," the company could be barred from the produce industry for two years.

There was no answer when a call was made to Staunton Fruit & Produce on Wednesday afternoon.

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