Oregon Department of Agriculture Finds Pesticide Contamination in Organic Neem Products

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) reports that testing of six different commercial neem-oil products labeled for organic use showed that all six tested positive for several active ingredients not listed on the label, including the synthetic pesticides Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, and Permethrin, as well as several other non-organic active ingredients. ODA has issued a statewide Stop Sale, Use, and Removal Order (SSURO) for the six neem-oil products. Manufacturers, products, and lot numbers are listed online.