This package of lettuce from the organic-signed produce section pictured above, is not “certified organic”. While the label claims to be herbicide and fungicide free, there is no proof as there would be with the “certified organic” produce that has an audit trail and annual farm visit from a certified organic inspection agent.
Natural sugar is labeled as “organic” by this in-store signage at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tomah, WI. This mislabeling was identified on Janurary 14, 2007.
The produce section in the Richland Center, WI Wal-Mart Supercenter contains several non-organic products under the large “organics” sign.
Although this rice drink is made with organic rice, at least 95% of the product must be made with organic ingredients to gain the certified organic seal – which it doesn’t have and which means it cannot be signed as an organic product in this Sparta, WI Wal-Mart store.
At the same Tomah, WI Wal-Mart Supercenter, this soymilk product is again mislabeled as organic by Wal-Mart’s in-store signage. While it is made with some organic ingredients, the product does not carry the USDA’s certified organic label, which requires that at least 95% of the ingredients are organically grown and processed.