Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Consumer groups hit organic product labels

"Consumer groups want action on what they consider “rampant labeling fraud” on organic personal care products and cosmetics.

A complaint to be filed today with the Federal Trade Commission calls for companies that label products “organic” to follow the same strict U.S. Department of Agriculture standards set for food products. This means soaps, cosmetics and other items with organic claims must be made of natural, plant-based ingredients grown without the use of chemicals or preservatives."

Read the article