Luc @Bananas4All replies in the comment section:
“It remains very vague. It looks like consumer fraud. It seems to me that Banafrut Colombia has not undergone the required RFA audit and may not use the frog logo.”
So until further notice:
I asked for answers from Lidl Belgium and Rainforest Alliance.
I didn’t get an official response from Rainforest Alliance up till now.
But I did get an answer from Lidl Belgium yesterday.
Dear Mr. Schepers,
We can guarantee you that the certificate of our Rainforest Alliance bananas is still valid.
The re-audit will take place on the already scheduled date.
Lidl Customer Service
The documentary “Le business du commerce équitable / Der faire Handel auf dem Prüfstand” by Donatien Lemaître, featured on the French and German ARTEplus7 on August 6, 2013 (rebroadcast July 15 2014), posed a number of questions regarding the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.
This was the official response of Rainforest Alliance to the documentary. It’s no longer online. Which is a pity, because it gives an insight into how farm audits are done by Rainforest Alliance. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Watch the broadcast of ARTEPLUS7 “Le Business du commerce équitable”.