Not always, in the old days AZO discs could be Taiyo Yuden instead of MCC. But this is very bad news.
I wonder if it may be a bit of private enterprise (or maybe a genuine error) on CMC Magnetics' part, rather than a decision by Verbatim. May be worth e-mailing Verbatim. Even if you don't get a meaningful reply, it at least lets them know that you know.
Can you decipher the date from the hub code?