Organic Labeling

Organic labeling for cosmetics, lotions and other personal hygiene products must be certified for compliance with NSF (National Sanitation Foundation).  They are then permitted to bear the NSF “contains organic ingredients” mark.  This mark on the label lets the consumer know the product is in compliance with this standard. The product label must also state the exact percentage of organic content on the label.

 

In the United States, the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) is responsible for setting regulations for organic agricultural products that are either produced in the U.S. or imported for sale in this country.

In addition to setting requirements for how organic agricultural products are grown, processed and handled, the NOP also sets labeling requirements for these products.

 

Organic Labeling Requirements 

  • Products labeled as “100% organic” must contain only organically produced ingredients and processing aids, excluding water and salt. No other ingredients or additives are permitted.
  • Products labeled “organic” must contain at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt).
  • Processed products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients can use the phrase “made with organic ingredients” and list up to three of the organic ingredients or food groups on the principal display panel.
  • Processed products containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients cannot use the term “organic” anywhere on the principal display panel.

 

The NOP requires that all products bearing organic labeling

  • Identify each organically produced ingredient.
  • List the organic ingredient in the ingredient statement on the information panel.
  • Display the name of the certifying agent, of the final product, on the information panel.

Organic Labeling

 

 

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