Don’t Lie About Organic – You’ll Go Straight to Jail

MONONowadays, with the whole foods and natural foods movements in full swing, you probably don’t want to lie about being organic.

But one British food supplier didn’t get the memo. Director of One Food Limited was sentence to 27 months in prison.

Dumb-dumb sold nearly $820,000 of products “mis-described” as organic.

Officials tested some “organic salmon” and found synthetic astaxanthin, which is used to make farm-raised salmon more pink.

Employees of One Food Limited told investigators that company higher-ups would regularly by non-organic ingredients and were instructed to hide them to avoid getting caught. Now that’s a class organization! They’re like an earthy-crunchy mafia.

Via Food Navigator.

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  • David  September 30, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceburg. Maintaining an Organic Certification requires only an annual review of paperwork. To rely on the honor system when there is so much profit to be made in organic marketing is silly.

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