The Natural Products Association (NPA) proudly announces another enhancement for the successful Natural Seal certification program that has granted the coveted “Certified Natural” seal to more than 750 products and ingredients since 2008. NPA will require 100 percent natural fragrances and colorants for home care products starting February 1, 2012.
This change applies to new home care products certified by NPA and current products upon recertification as of February 1, 2012. Learn more about the Natural Seal at www.TheNaturalSeal.org
The change strengthens the Natural Seal by ensuring that manufacturers only use natural fragrances, eliminating such troubling fragrance ingredients as “absolutes” and “concretes.” This also eliminates any colorant ingredients that require the use of petrochemical materials for processing. Synthetic additives will be prohibited as well.
NPA continues to offer discounted pricing on certification for both personal care and home care products that are formulated with NPA-certified ingredients, which have already been evaluated and certified by NPA for use in natural products. NPA offers a 25 percent discount off products containing four or more NPA-certified ingredients, and a 50 percent discount off products using only NPA-certified ingredients.
The list of certified ingredients, certification materials and application are available at www.TheNaturalSeal.org
Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association (NPA),
founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 locations of retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit www.NPAInfo.org