Wal-Mart removes mislabeled organic products from shelves

Bio Block at Walmart may not be organic as claimed
Bio Block at Walmart may not be organic as claimed

Wal-Mart has begun removing an "organic" insecticide from its shelves after allegations that the insecticide isn't what it claims to be. The product, Bio Block, was labeled and sold as an organic pest controller, but a complaint by an advocacy group challenged the product labeling -- asserting the product did not meet National Organic Program standards.

The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based organic public-interest group, filed the complaint with Wal-Mart alleging a possible violation of National Organic Program standards. Affixing a USDA Organic label on this product signifies that it meets standards including that any agricultural product, whether raw or processed, is safe for human or livestock consumption.