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Oregon Tilth Launches Certification Program to NSF/ANSI 305

Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, an international leader in organic certification, is now offering certification to the NSF/ANSI-305 Standard for Personal Care products. Companies with greater than 70% Organic content may apply and once certified include the “Contains Organic Ingredients…” statement and apply the NSF “Contains Organic Ingredients” logo to their labels.

 

Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients


Corvallis, Oregon
– Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, an international leader in organic certification, is now offering certification to the NSF/ANSI-305 Standard for Personal Care products. Companies with greater than 70% Organic content may apply and once certified include the “Contains Organic Ingredients…” statement and apply the NSF “Contains Organic Ingredients” logo to their labels.

“Oregon Tilth began certifying organic food back in the early 1980s. Four years ago, we added certification of organic textiles and fiber via the Global Organic Textiles Standard. With the ANSI 305 standard, we're further expanding the reach of organic certification to the body care and cosmetics sector. Wherever organic ingredients are used, we want to ensure product integrity and consumer confidence.” Says Chris Schreiner, Executive Director of Oregon Tilth.

Third-Party certification of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI-305 Standard provides consumer confidence. Products certified meet the organic percentage requirements and only contain non-organic ingredients that are allowed under the Standard. The Standard utilizes the existing framework of the National Organic Program and extends the use of ingredients that the NOP regulation does not allow due to the type of processing used to make functional ingredients.

This American National Standard, NSF/ANSI 305 Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients, has been developed as part of the ongoing efforts of a number of interested parties to encourage participation in the manufacturing of personal care products using organically grown ingredients within the supply chain and to address issues on chemical processes, terminology, commercial availability, product composition, calculations, and labeling. Stakeholders involved in developing the Standard included regulatory/public health, industry, trade associations, ingredient suppliers, general interest and product certifiers. The scope of this standard includes, but is not limited to, rinse-off/leave-on personal care products, cosmetic products, oral care and personal hygiene products.

 

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