Friday, June 9, 2017

USDA Uncovers More Organic Fraud

Last month we reported that our organic certificate had been taken from our website, photoshopped, and used in the creation of a fraudulent organic certificate.

At the time, the USDA had uncovered several other fraudulent certificates.

This week they've uncovered several more, including one "organic" argan oil being sold online through Walmart.

Despite the apparent fraud being uncovered, the product is still being sold through Walmart and on the company's website

Other companies reported on the USDA website include a farm in Mexico selling watermelon and tamarind, a company out of Mexico selling eggs and lemon, a company out of China selling sandalwood essential oil, a tea producer out of Colorado, and a processor out of India. (Details here on the USDA website.)

If you haven't already, check out my article over on Grounded Organic on how to spot organic fraud.