Food Importer Charged With Health Violations

Lorenzana Food Corp., a major distributor of imported food products in Los Angeles, has been charged criminally for the second time in two years with health violations at its Hollywood warehouse.

The firm and its president, Solomon U. Lorenzana Jr., 53, of Los Angeles, were charged by City Atty. James K. Hahn in a four-count criminal complaint. Hahn also filed a notice of probation violation stemming from Lorenzana's conviction in 1988, when he and his firm were placed on two years' summary probation for health violations at the company warehouse at 1010 N. Virgil Ave.

Deputy City Atty. Sue L. Frauens, who heads Hahn's Consumer Protection Unit, said Lorenzana "appears to be cooperating in an effort to clean up the building."

Lorenzana is one of the largest manufacturers of foodstuffs in the Philippines, and its U.S. operation is a major distributor of food products imported from the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia, Hahn said. The firm serves many Los Angeles retail food outlets, Frauens said.

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