FirstClass Foods Settlement
FirstClass Foods Case Settles for $9,000
Trojan Inc. DBA FirstClass Foods, paid $9,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations; $6,750 went to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $2,250 to the Peralta Community College District for distribution to participating California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) colleges. This settlement was reached in July 2010. An investigation by the Air Resources Board (ARB) showed that FirstClass Foods failed to comply with the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) by not smoke testing diesel vehicles in its fleet and the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rule by not registering its TRUs with the ARB Equipment Registration (ARBER) system and not upgrading its TRU engines to meet the TRU in-use performance standards. To settle the case, FirstClass Foods agreed to the $9,000 penalty and to comply with the PSIP and the TRU rule.