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The Regenerative Organic Certified program, launching on a pilot basis this year, could appeal to personal-care brands looking to distinguish themselves from the growing organic crowd or signal their commitment to organic agricultural principles, soil health, farmworker justice and animal welfare with a single logo. NSF International will serve as the sole certifying organization initially.
The Personal Care Products Council is working to counter misleading NGO campaigns targeting plastic ingredients in cosmetics, an issue that has European regulators exploring bans that could exceed US microbeads law. Beat the Microbead's messaging is of particular concern, the trade group says.
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The Los Angeles-based natural product trailblazer says it will be positioned to use 100% bio-based claims – and USDA’s corresponding certification logo – thanks to its new plant-based preservative system. The innovation should serve as a signal to the wider industry and FDA that 100% plant-based skin-care products are possible, the company’s founder suggests.
Counsel for 22 women who blame J&J talcum powders for their ovarian cancer took a new approach in this latest case in St. Louis Circuit Court, arguing that asbestos in the firm’s talc is the culprit, rather than talc itself. J&J is confident in its ability to overturn the verdict, which it characterized as biased and unfounded.
As in the case of plastic microbeads some four years ago, the personal-care industry finds itself in the position of having to reformulate potentially on a mass scale due to environmental rather than human safety concerns. And once again the legislation was driven in large part by shoddy science, industry says.
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