Personal Care Manufacturer, Brittanie's Thyme LLC, Receives USDA National Organic Program Certification

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USDA Organic Certification is Best Method of Instilling Consumer Confidence

The practice of green washing or the watering down of the terms "natural" and "organic" on personal care products has been heavily publicized recently. Many products display the term "organic" yet still contain synthetic and/or harmful ingredients. This is possible because the federal government does not regulate the use of the term "organic" on personal care labels so today the only way to prove products are truly organic is by meeting the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) standard.

Brittanie's Thyme LLC, a company with offices based in La Grange, IL and Cedar Springs, MI, is now one of the few elite personal care manufacturers that produce products in accordance with the stringent requirements of the USDA's NOP. 85% of Brittanie's Thyme product line up is USDA certified at 95% organic or higher. They are manufactured in the company's newly organic certified processing facility in Cedar Springs, MI. In order to display the USDA seal, personal care products must meet the same stringent National Organic Program standards as those imposed upon organic food products. Ingredients must be grown, raised, harvested and processed without the use of synthetics, irradiation, chemicals, preservatives, genetically modified organisms and pesticides. Thus, the bar is raised for growers, suppliers, and manufacturers.

The company's USDA Certified Organic product lines include: skin care, hair care, insect repellent and cold and sinus relief as well as a flea repellent cat toy. Brittanie's Thyme LLC's product developers have united unique heirloom recipes that have been proven effective for generations with the latest scientific findings about natural ingredients to produce a refreshing array of personal care options that are safe for consumers and the environment.
For more information about organic products that aid in producing a feeling of well-being, visit http://www.brittaniesthyme.com or call 1-616-788-8224.

About Brittanie's Thyme, LLC
Brittanie's Thyme LLC was founded in 2004 in Cedar Springs, MI. The women-owned company manufactures organic personal care products including: skin care, hair care, insect repellent and cold and sinus relief. Products are developed using recipes that have been used successfully for generations while incorporating the latest scientific findings about herbal and natural ingredients. No fillers, artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes are used and products are not tested on animals. Brittanie's Thyme USDA certified organic products are available in many retail outlets in the US and online at http://www.brittaniesthyme.com or by calling 1-616-788-8224.

About USDA NOP Certification
The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products.

If a cosmetic, body care product, or personal care product contains or is made up of agricultural ingredients, and can meet the USDA/NOP organic production, handling, processing and labeling standards, it may be eligible to be certified under the NOP regulations.

The National Organic Program and the Organic Foods Production Act are intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to be consistent with national organic standards.

For more information on USDA NOP Certification for personal care products please visit their website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004443&acct=nopgeninfo

For more Information:    

Yvonne Petterson
Brittanie's Thyme LLC
(708) 307-9675

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