German court: Amazon must divulge origin of fruit, produce

A German court has ruled that online retail giant Amazon has to tell consumers the specific country of origin of fresh fruit and vegetables that it sells

The case was the result of a lawsuit brought by consumer protection group Foodwatch.

That means, for example, that it was not acceptable for Amazon to sell grapes listing 13 possible countries of origins or deliver mangoes grown in Israel when the website listed their country of origin as Senegal, dpa reported.

Amazon told the court it had already adjusted its practices after the initial ruling last year.