Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Chinese Organics

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up its oversight of imported foods from China labeled as organic that may be anything but.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Schumer said news reports of food products produced in China that have been fraudulently labeled as organic threaten the trust of U.S. consumers in organic brands produced by American farmers.

Schumer urged the USDA to take more aggressive steps to ensure that food products from China are not being...
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