USDA Moves to Crack Down on Organic Fraud
01.18.2023 | Author: Global Organics | Category: Organic & Sustainability, Company News
As reported in The Washington Post, the USDA moves to crack down on ‘organic’ fraud
— The agency will boost its oversight of organic products in one of the biggest-ever changes to the National Organic Program
Tom Chapman, chief executive of the Organic Trade Association, said the updates represent “the single largest revision to the organic standards since they were published in 1990.” They should go a long way toward boosting confidence in the “organic” label, Chapman said, noting that the move “raises the bar to prevent bad actors at any point in the supply chain.