Catching up with Sustainable Table, I came across a note that a factory farm dairy -- with some 10,000 cows -- was stripped of its license to sell organic milk.
Wow. It looks like someone is paying attention to the organic standards that exist. As happy as I am to see more organic products appear on my local grocery shelves...their fairly speedy arrival is suspicious.
Indeed, the San Francisco Chronicle calls the license suspension a "rare enforcement action."
The Vander Eyk Dairy had its organic designation stripped in May, but word of the action didn't come until June when it was reported on the Chews Wise blog [an excellent organic watchdog site, btw].
I'll be curious to see if any more of these large dairies, clearly trying to capitalize on a growing consumer interest in organics, will also find themselves under the microscope.