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USA: "Made with Organic" Ingredients Standard for Personal Care Products

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NSF International has announced that NSF/ANSI 305: Made with Organic Personal Care Products was adopted as an American National Standard. NSF/ANSI 305 is the first and only American National Standard that allows labeling and marketing requirements for made with organic personal care products. NSF/ANSI 305 is also the only consensus-based standard for made with organic personal care products, which means it was developed based on balanced participation from key stakeholder groups, including organic personal care manufacturers, trade associations, regulators, organic program administrators, organic product retailers, and other stakeholders from the organic products community. The new standard allows “made with organic” claims for products with organic content of 70 % (O70) or more that comply with all other requirements of the standard. Products covered by the standard include rinse-off and leave-on personal care and cosmetic products, as well as oral care and personal hygiene products.

This new standard establishes materials, processes, production criteria and conditions specifically for made with organic personal care products. The NSF 305 personal care logo will identify personal care products that have achieved certification to the standard. “We are very pleased to announce that NSF/ANSI 305 is now an American National Standard,” said Jane Wilson, NSF Standards Director. “This 'made with organic' ingredients standard reflects the dedicated efforts of the stakeholders’ work and provides the foundation for consistent national voluntary requirements for ‘made with organic’ personal care products.”

A copy of the standard can be purchased from NSF’s website. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifying products and writing standards for food, water and consumer goods. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide.


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