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Egg Packer Fined $270K For Faking Organic

by 5m Editor
21 August 2007, at 9:09am

AUSTRALIA - The organic sector has welcomed a fine handed down to an egg packer, which substituted organic for conventionally produced eggs.

Victorian company G.O. Drew has been fined more than $270,000 in the Federal Court for the substitution, which occurred between 2003 and 2005.

Justice Gray says the Australian Consumer Commission had a difficult case because there is no recognised definition of the term organic.

Most of the fine will be paid to assist in developing national organic labelling standards.

Source: ABC Rural

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