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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

US bill introduced to tackle fake organic goods

October 10, 2017 from the Securing Industry:

"A new bill has been introduced in the US to crackdown on imports of fraudulent organic-labelled goods."
"The bipartisan legislation, introduced by US representatives Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican John Faso, would seek to provide the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program with between $15m and $20m a year from 2018 to 2023 to upgrade compliance and enforcement actions in the US and abroad."
"An additional $5m would also be provided to improve tracking of international organic trade and data collection systems to ensure full traceability of imported products."
"The bill follows a report last month, which found the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service – which has oversight of the National Organic Program – was lacking in its control and oversight of imported products labelled as organic and concluded that some fraudulent and mislabelled products could be slipping through customs into the US."

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