USA: Georgia Ag Department charges Del Monte with Vidalia violations
The Georgia Department of Agriculture is communicating with Del Monte Fresh Produce (Southeast) Inc. on alleged violations of the "Vidalia® Onion Act of 1986" and has set a settlement conference tentatively for March 12. According to Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, "We have information that Del Monte Fresh Produce (Southeast) Inc. may have falsely packaged, labeled, shipped and distributed up to 1,920 five-pound bags of onions as "Vidalia® Onions" to two companies in Plant City, Florida. Under the act, Del Monte could receive fines of not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for each bag of onions sold."
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