Achieving organic certification for our entire line is not just a feather in our cap but the North Star for the progression of our industry.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 20, 2012
Pangea Organics recently achieved organic certification for its complete line of body, skin and lip care products. Pangea Organics has always created products using natural and organic ingredients. Certification is a symbol of the company's commitment to organic purity. Certification assures consumers that Pangea's products contain a minimum of 70% organic content, with all remaining ingredients meeting the strict criteria required under the USDA and NSF standards.
"Achieving organic certification for our entire line is not just a feather in our cap but the North Star for the progression of our industry." - Joshua Scott Onysko, Founder & CEO
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification is widely recognized amongst consumers because it is commonly used for food and beverages. Unlike organic food and beverages, the USDA has not created specific organic standards for formulating and labeling personal care products that contain organic ingredients. NSF/ANSI 305, the American National Standard specific to personal care products that contain organic ingredients, has established the materials, processes, production criteria and conditions that must be met in order for a personal care brand to call itself organic. Under this standard, all personal care products making organic claims (other than in ingredient lists) must contain a minimum organic content of 70 percent. Additionally, formulas may only contain ingredients and involve manufacturing processes that have gone through rigorous evaluation by a scientific panel and have been approved by NSF.
Pangea's Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom and Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Lip Balms are USDA Certified Organic and are designated "Organic," meaning 95% organic content or greater. Pangea's Bar Soaps (3), Body Oils (3), Facial Toners (3), and Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Lip Balm are USDA certified with the "Made with Organic Ingredients” designation, which requires 70% organic content or greater. All other items, Facial Cleansers (2), Facial Creams (3), Facial Mask, Facial Scrub, Eye Cream, Balancing Oil, Hand Soaps (3), Shower Gels (3) and Body Lotions (3) are NSF/ANSI 305 certified with the "Contains Organic Ingredients” designation, which requires 70% organic content or greater. This standard requires the same organic content % as the USDA “Made With” designation but has broader ingredients allowances specific to personal care.
Achieving organic certification is a major milestone for the company at this stage of its growth. It is the company's hope that consumers find great comfort and reassurance in knowing their products are now certified!
About Pangea Organics
Pangea Organics is available in the U.S. at Whole Foods Market, independent natural grocers, select spas and salons, as well as online at http://www.pangeaorganics.com. Pangea is also available internationally in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines and Switzerland. Since 2006, Pangea Organics has received 53 awards for Best Product Performance, Environmental & Social Responsibility and Innovation in Packaging & Design.