[5/21/17] Despite evidence proving otherwise, people are still engrained to trust labels placed on their food items without giving as much as a second thought. Even those that strive to select the most natural and organic items can and probably have been fooled by mislabeling.
A recent example of this problem occurred in early March when a package of goldenberries bearing the USDA Organic seal spurred an investigation. According to the website The Packer, Sam Welsh, CEO of an organic certification company OneCert, came across the berries in question and could tell something was wrong just by looking at them. “The problem with this product was obvious just by looking at the label, there was something not right,” Welsch said. “There was a USDA organic sticker on the product, but the rest of the label had no mention of organic and did not have an organic certifier identified.”