FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 2, 2014
Georgia Department of Agriculture issues stop sale order on packaged mulch
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the stop sale orderplaced on Ace and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brands of packaged mulch that were found to be under filled. The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Fuel and Measures Division discovered that particular bags of mulch distributed by Ohio Mulch Supply of Homerville, Georgia and UMS of Columbus, Ohio contained less mulch than the amount indicated on the packaging. The stop sale order includes Ace brand Mulch Pine Bark, Ace brand Cypress Mulch, Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Absolute Red #1922 and Pro’s Choice Golden Trophy brand Red Mulch.
This stop sale order applies to all bags packaged before April 17, 2014.
Ohio Mulch will offer 50 cents per bag refunds plus 50 cents for postage for every consumer who purchased these products, as well as discounts on future purchases. Customers need to mail proof of purchase of these products to Ohio Mulch, P.O. Box 650, Blacklick, OH 43004 to receive a refund. For additional questions, please contact the company at 614-592-2793.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.