This page last reviewed December 22, 2009

General Produce Company Case Settles for $30,900

The California Air Resources Board fined General Produce Company $30,900 last month for reporting violations during 2006 at its Sacramento, Calif. facility.  General Produce failed to submit a one-time report for their transportation refrigeration units at their facility, as required by law. TRUs are refrigeration systems that are powered by diesel engines that control the environment of temperature-sensitive products in refrigerated trucks, trailers, railcars and shipping containers.  General Produce paid $30,900 in penalties: $23,175 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for projects and research to improve California's air quality. The remaining $7,725 went to participating Community Colleges through out the state to fund emissions education classes.