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Found to have be fraudulently labeled as Extra-Virgin: Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market is equally as susceptible to olive oil fraud as the rest of the industry; however, we perform rigorous testing on each batch of our olive oils to determine their pH level, peroxide value, UV extinction, fatty acid composition, sterol composition, triglyceride composition, wax content, and steroidal hydrocarbons to ensure it meets our requirements.
An employee of the Miami Beach Whole Foods store alleges that she was fired for reporting sewage that went uncleaned in the specialty cheese department. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has sued Whole Foods for allegedly firing the employee for blowing the whistle on employers' wrongdoing.
At a Whole Foods Market in White Plains, N.Y., our shoppers paid $22.99 a pound for "red snapper" that our testing showed was actually vermilion snapper, a smaller, poorer cousin.
Nevertheless, Carrie Brownstein, Whole Foods' global seafood quality standards coordinator, told us that the company has its own seafood facilities where its buyers see the species received first-hand. "Since the buyers are experts at species identification, this makes us less vulnerable than competitors to species substitution," she says, adding that the company is also working to ensure the traceability of seafood from the fishery or farm to its stores.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
I am so thankful I have enough land to have my own garden, big enough to can and donate what I grow. I cannot believe anyone is heartless enough to sell out to Monsanto.
Power to the People! Not the Corporations!
We’re in this together,