GMA Opposes Proposed USDA Organic Labels

July 1, 2000

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GMA Opposes Proposed USDA Organic Labels

GMA Opposes Proposed USDA Organic Labels

WASHINGTON--The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) on June 14 said that the proposed organic labels ["USDA Certified Organic"] would mislead consumers. According to the GMA, the labels would give consumers the impression that the products were better for their health and for the environment, and would not take into account misbranding or adulteration errors the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) might not be able to catch.

"Consumers, understandably, could be misled by that seal," said GMA vice president StaceyZawal. The GMA wants the USDA to ensure that consumers will understand that the new label is not a mark of safety or purity. For more information on this issue and the GMA's opinion, visit or

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