A former SK Foods executive is facing federal conspiracy charges as part of an investigation into the defunct tomato processing company.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento said in a Nov. 4 statement that Alan Huey, a former executive and senior vice president at Monterey, Calif.-based SK Foods LP, agreed to plead guilty to the conspiracy charge involving honest services fraud and the introduction and delivery of adulterated and misbranded food.

Huey’s plea agreement is subject to court approval.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, between January 2004 and April 2008, Huey was responsible for overseeing and managing SK Foods’ inventory of processed tomato products and other food products.

In the statement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Huey admitted in court documents that at the direction of a senior leader of SK Foods,  he routinely falsified, and directed other SK Foods employees to falsify, the various grading factors, data and other quality control documents on customer shipments of tomato product sold by SK Foods.

Huey is the second SK Foods senior executive to be charged in connection with the government’s tomato industry probe. Robert Watson of White Plains, N.Y., was sentenced in August as part of the investigation.

SK Foods filed for bankruptcy this year and was sold to a Singapore-based multinational food company.