MAJOR ORGANIC DAIRY LOSES USDA CERTIFICATION PIXLEY, Calif. — The Vander Eyk Dairy, a 10,000-cow operation in California's Central Valley, has had its USDA Organic certification suspended by San Diego-based certifier Quality Assurance International. Vander Eyk, QAI and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have declined to cite specific violations of USDA organic rules that led to the suspension. However, industry experts speculate that the company's split operation, which milks conventionally ...

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