Aurora Organic Milk Class-Action Suits to Be Heard in St. Louis By Liane Kufchock, Bloomberg At least 15 lawsuits accusing Aurora Dairy Corp. and retailers of selling milk mislabeled as organic will be grouped together in a federal court in St. Louis, a panel of judges decided. Target Corp., Costco Wholesale Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Safeway Inc., and Whole Foods Market Inc. are alleged to… Read more »

Lawsuits: Costco, Others Sold ‘Organic’ Milk That Wasn’t Organic

Seattle Post Intelligencer By Gene Johnson Associated Press Writer SEATTLE — Some of the nation’s biggest retailers and grocery chains – Costco Wholesale Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp., Safeway Inc. and Wild Oats Markets Inc. – sold “organic” milk that wasn’t organic, according to recently filed lawsuits. The federal complaints focus on the stores’… Read more »

Halloween Trick — USDA lets “Organic” Factory Farms off the Hook

Agency Fails to Take Enforcement Action against Industry Giants Cornucopia, WI – The Cornucopia Institute sharply criticized the conclusion by USDA that an 8000-head factory dairy in Idaho was operating within the federal organic standards. Cornucopia had requested an investigation based on its site visit to the giant industrial-scale dairy, owned by Dean Foods, and… Read more »

Panel to Consider Combining 6 Organic Milk Class Action Lawsuits

Just which attorneys will handle the lead case, and where it will be heard, could take weeks to decide by Sustainable Food News A judicial panel will consider a motion to consolidate six class action lawsuits filed this month against the nation’s largest producer of private label organic milk. A class action suit filed by… Read more »

Lawsuits Announced Against Nation’s Biggest Organic Dairy

Class Action Suits Seek Damages from Sale of Fraudulent Milk ST. LOUIS, MO / DENVER, CO Acting on behalf of organic food consumers in 27 states, class action lawsuits are being filed in U.S. federal courts, in St. Louis and Denver, against the nation’s largest organic dairy. The suits charge Aurora Dairy Corporation, based in… Read more »

Aurora Dairy Threatens Suit Against Critics

Boulder County Business Report (link no longer available) by Barbara Hey BOULDER – Despite threats of legal action, the vitriol continues between Boulder-based Aurora Organic Dairy and the company’s critics in the organic community – chief among them the Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based advocacy group. The current conflagration concerns a consent agreement between the U.S. Department… Read more »