CERTIFICATION WOES

Certain supermarkets have taken the extra step of getting entire stores or certain departments certified organic. For larger chains, the time and expense of pursuing the designation has been mitigated by a provision in the National Organic Program that allows retailers to certify any number of stores using a single compliance document. Success is dependent on the diligence of each unit to faithfully

Certain supermarkets have taken the extra step of getting entire stores or certain departments certified organic. For larger chains, the time and expense of pursuing the designation has been mitigated by a provision in the National Organic Program that allows retailers to certify any number of stores using a single compliance document. Success is dependent on the diligence of each unit to faithfully adhere to the rules in between inspections.

Citing instances of abuse, mostly on the s

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