Nutrition Business Journal

OTA Collaborates With Standards-Setting Institute to Resolve Personal Care Debate

Consumer demand for organic personal care products is growing, fueled by press coverage of potentially dangerous chemicals in conventional cosmetics and other personal care items. But the lack of federally defined organic standards for the cosmetic industry is creating controversy and confusion.

In April 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised the National Organic Program, declaring that the program would exclude personal care products. That decision drew sharp critic

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