Biddiscombe International, Private Label Formulator, Certified as an Organic Manufacturer

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Biddiscombe International, a Tampa Bay private label and contract manufacturer of personal care and cosmetic products, has been certified as an organic manufacturer under the National Organic Program. With this certification, the Company is permitted to formulate and manufacture products carrying an organic certification in accordance with US federal rules.

Creating organic personal care products, particularly those that at 95%+ organic ingredients can carry the USDA-Organic seal, is extremely challenging in that the NOP was designed for food products.

Biddiscombe International, LLC, a Florida based formulator and manufacturer of skin care and cosmetic products, is pleased to announce that it has extended its private label and contract manufacturing capabilities through certification of its operations as an organic manufacturer under the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP). The company's facility was certified by Organic Certifiers of Ventura CA and its private label program is described in detail at http://www.biddiscombe.com. .

The NOP requires that personal care and cosmetic products carrying a USDA organic certification must be manufactured in a certified facility and also comply with the other provisions of federal law relating to ingredients. As a specialist in private labeling, Biddiscombe can work with private label from formulation all the way through to manufacturing and filling of organic personal care products.

"We are pleased to be able to offer organic capabilities and knowledge to parties wanting to market highly natural and organic products', commented John Melville, President. "While the market for "organic" products is growing at rapid rates, consumers are demanding more clarity in their natural product purchases. Certification of the products provides instant credibility."

Melville continued "Creating organic personal care products, particularly those that at 95%+ organic ingredients can carry the USDA-Organic seal, is extremely challenging in that the NOP was designed for food products." Crossing the 70% organic threshold permits certification. The greatest challenge with cosmetics care products is what is and is not permitted in the non-organic fraction. Biddiscombe's customers look to us to provide guidance on these important points.

Biddiscombe is a supporter of efforts to create organic standards designed specifically for personal care and cosmetic products. It is a member of the Oasis Group, an industry collaboration of large and small companies focused on development of organic standards for these products. Melville said "we are hopeful that the industry will develop and adopt standards that are both workable for manufacturers and that create confidence in consumers.

For additional information on Biddiscombe's manufacturing and organic capabilities, contact Roxie Cariere or visit Organic Manufacturer.

About Biddiscombe
Biddiscombe has been developing and manufacturing personal care products including cosmetics, skin care, hair care and tanning products for over 20 years. It provides small to large batch size capabilities to marketers and is most competent in projects requiring special handling. The company is also branching out with developing and manufacturing natural pet grooming products.

Roxie Cariere
Director of Sales & Marketing
727-299-9287

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