Organic Consumers Association
Submits Comments on Organic Fraud to the National Organic Standards Board
"In advance of the twice-yearly public meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (May 4-6, 2009, in Washington, DC), the Organic Consumers Fund (the voice of organic consumers in the Nation's Capitol) submitted written comments on April 20 detailing fraud in the organic personal care products market. Unlike organic foods, many personal care products are falsely marketed as "organic" without meeting USDA standards. (Consumer Tip: Look for products with the "USDA Organic" seal). We are urging the National Organic Standards Board to push the USDA to use its enforcement power to go after marketers of shampoos, cosmetics and other personal care products that are committing organic fraud."