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Packer Fined for GIPSA Failings

01 May 2014

US - A New Jersey meat packer faces fines of $462,000 for breeches of the GIPSA code of practice.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration brought action against Josephine E. Bonaccurso, Inc., doing business as Salem Packing Co., and Samuel Bonaccurso, Salem, N.J.

Josephine E. Bonaccurso, Inc. and Samuel Bonaccurso failed to make timely payments for livestock and failed to pay the full amount of the purchase price for their livestock purchases before the close of the next business day following the livestock purchases and the transfer of possession of the purchased livestock.

GIPSA has told the company to put an end to the practices and it has imposed a civil penalty of $462,000 on Josephine E. Bonaccurso, Inc. and Samuel Bonaccurso.

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