Tom's of Maine Products Earn Halal Certification

COMTEX/ -- Tom's of Maine products have recently earned Halal Certification -- making Tom's one of the few personal care companies to have Halal certification. Halal, an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted, is the certification given by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America -- IFANCA. The Halal symbol will now appear on all Tom's product packaging.

A cross-functional team of Tom's of Maine employees worked with IFANCA to obtain certification. Tom's products also have kosher certification.
Tom Chappell, Co-Founder & CEO of Tom's of Maine announced the Certification stating, "Tom's of Maine now has the opportunity to serve a whole new community of people who make buying decisions based on their values. We're excited by this news and believe when you create products with clear values in mind -- you end up with higher quality ingredients and more effective products."
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Founded in Kennebunk, Maine, by Tom and Kate Chappell in 1970, Tom's of Maine creates effective personal care products using simple, natural ingredients derived from plants and minerals. Tom's of Maine products -- toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, deodorant, and soap -- do not contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors, flavors, or animal ingredients; are tested for safety and efficacy without the use of animals; are biodegradable; are packaged in earth-friendly ways and are kosher and Halal Certified. The Tom's of Maine philosophy of "Natural Care" guides the company in doing what is right for customers, employees, communities, and environment. Tom's fulfills its Natural Care mission by donating 10% of profits to charitable organizations; by encouraging employees to use 5% of paid work time to volunteer; by adhering to standards of natural, sustainable, and responsible; and by not testing on animals. Visit for more information and to let us know what you think of our products!
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