RAISING THE STANDARD USDA ORGANIC

The new definition of what constitutes organic produce poses opportunities -- and challenges -- for supermarket produce merchandisers, who will have to ensure that their handling and merchandising procedures protect the new standard's integrity."Produce departments are going to need to understand issues such as handling requirements, what's meant by an audit trail that verifies organic produce is

The new definition of what constitutes organic produce poses opportunities -- and challenges -- for supermarket produce merchandisers, who will have to ensure that their handling and merchandising procedures protect the new standard's integrity.

"Produce departments are going to need to understand issues such as handling requirements, what's meant by an audit trail that verifies organic produce is certified, and proper labeling and segregation of organic product," said Katherine DiMat

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