BLUE SEAL FEED'S ILLEGAL USE OF ORGANIC CERTIFIED LABEL

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cathywms, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. cathywms

    cathywms New Egg

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    Blue Seal layer feed is NOT CERTIFIED ORGANIC by QAI.

    One of our local feed suppliers was looking into stocking quality organic feed and asked my opinion about BLUE SEAL's quality.

    First of all this feed has nothing to offer if one is looking for non-gmo, no soy, organic feed.

    The feed ingredient list looked suspect from the get go because there was no direct inference to which ingredients were certified organic. The manufacturer, made a feeble attempt by putting an asterisk by come ingredients but that asterisk was not linked to any further information. I contacted the certifying agent, QAI and asked them to verify that Blue Seal was indeed a client. Turns out the QAI has never heard of this company and their legal team will sent them a cease and desist letter asking them to remove such labeling under QAI's name.

    I'm not claiming anyone is wrong to use it....I'm just saying it is NOT what it represents itself to be.

    This is what their on-line layer ingredient list looked like last week and is what I sent to QAI
    __________________________________________________________________

    MANUFACTURED FOR
    BLUE SEAL® FEEDS, INC.
    P.O. Box 8000, Londonderry, NH 03053


    CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY QAI.
    ______________________________
    _________________
    This is what their "organic layer feed label" looks like today. So now the Kent Nutritional Group appears


    MANUFACTURED BY
    KENT NUTRITION GROUP, INC.
    GENERAL OFFICES - MUSCATINE, IOWA 52761
    they also mfg layer feed under the name

    Home Fresh® Extra-Egg and several others for LARGE COMMERCIAL BREEDERS.
    I wonder how the company would respond if hundreds of chickeners were to CALL THEM OUT on label falsification. They are probably hoping no one will notice. Perhaps they think we don't care about FALSIFYING. Perhaps they think we're gullible. Well, let me tell them: WE ARE NEITHER. WE ARE NEITHER. WE ARE NEITHER. dammit, stop with the lying and mislabeling.

    Naturally, one wonders what else are they misrepresenting. Perhaps if masses of chickeners who currently use Blue Seal "showed" them how serious we are about label integrity, hmmmmm......I wonder the outcome.....hmmmm. Blue Seal is not sold in my area so there's little we here in Western North Carolina can do except blow the whistle. Consider it blown.

    ALL THE MORE REASON TO MAKE OUR OWN FEED. SURELY SOME DAY THERE WILL BE A QUALITY FEED MADE EXPRESSLY FOR SMALL FLOCKS, NOT COMMERCIAL LARGE BIG AG COMPANIES WHO COULD CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT'S IN THE FEED AS LONG AS IT MAKES THEM GROW FAST AND LAY OFTEN.

    Stepping down off my soap box. The end, dammit.

    SOMETIMES THE ONLY POWER WE HAVE IS WITH OUR POWER TO PURCHASE OR NOT PURCHASE.
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    I looked up the Blue Seal feeds online and did not see any reference to QAI. Can you share the tage that had the QAI certification on it?

    jim
     
  3. FeatherPainter

    FeatherPainter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    Northern New York
    Wow, this is nice to know.
     
  4. mendolover

    mendolover New Egg

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    Alternatives?
     
  5. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's interesting to note the the OP joined BYC in 2008 and only posted twice since then, one of them being this one. Maybe there was some truth to the OP's claims, but I personally am highly suspect of such inflammatory posts (even if it is true) by folks who have not established credibility in the online forum.

    In any case, it appears that Blue Seal's organic layer feed now claims to be certified by the USDA organic program:

    http://blueseal.com/files/feeding-and-mgmt/poultry/1001-organiclife-layer.pdf

    Note, I have no connection to Blue Seal nor have I contacted the USDA to see if Blue Seal is truly certified organic by them or not. If this feed was available in our area I might check that out. Someone else care to give the USDA a call?

    FYI, at least several years ago I read an article about the various agencies that "Certify Organic". What I recall is that QAI had the lowest standards and often considered items "organic" that were grown in countries with little or no stipulations about what organic meant. This doesn't mean they weren't organic, but it seems their definition of organic is a little hazier. So, if I see two products on the shelf and one is certifed by QAI and the other is certified by someone else and the price is comparable, I'll skip the QAI product and choose the other.
     
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  6. GreenMountainEric

    GreenMountainEric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Seal's Organic Feed is manufactured FOR them, not by them. I can tell you, that the manufacturer that makes Blue Seal's organic line, is a certified processor. A very reputable one...... And their feed, and ingredients, are 100% Organic Certified.


    I am a competitor..... I would love to say otherwise. [​IMG]
     
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  7. specsussex

    specsussex Out Of The Brooder

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    GreenMountainEric, Are you with Green Mountain feeds? :) I'm a Vermonter, living in Maine, but when I found Green Mountain organic chicken layer feed, I was like, "Heck Yeh"! :) I want to support my fellow countrymen... ;-)
     

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