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To: Natural Food Retailers, Cosmetic Companies, Organic Certifiers and Organic Consumers

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Invitation to Formally Endorse OCA's "Coming Clean" Campaign

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TO SEE A LIST OF BODY CARE BUSINESSES WHO HAVE ALREADY ENDORSED THE OCA COMING CLEAN CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE

Please Take 5 Seconds to Support Strong Organic Body Care Standards!

You may have read some recent articles in publications like the New York Times, Consumer Reports and the Los Angeles Times about a number of well-known natural body care companies who have been working to “water down” organic standards for body care products. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit watchdog organization, is pressuring the Organic Trade Association, the USDA National Organic Program and the overall body care industry to adopt strict national organic standards for body care products. Many businesses, like yours, have endorsed this campaign, which would require the removal of misleading labeling on organic body care products as well as the following ingredient criteria:

  • The toxicity of each ingredient in the product is minimal.
  • Ordinary water is not counted in any shape or form as contributing to organic content.
  • Certified organic agricultural raw materials are utilized exclusively, versus petroleum or conventional vegetable feed-stocks, in the manufacture of the key basic cleansing and conditioning ingredients.
  • Manufacture of such ingredients is ecological.

If you agree with these common sense criteria, please take a moment to sign your business on as an endorser. This demonstrates that you are a supporter of the concepts and strategic legal methodologies of the OCA Coming Clean campaign, working to create strong organic body care standards regarding product labeling and ingredients.


IT’S EASY TO SIGN ON:

Simply click below and let us know the name of your business, your name, your job title and either your business website address or mailing address.

To Endorse sign on, Click Here


WANT MORE INFO?

Go to
http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/



Invitation to Formally Endorse OCA’s Coming Clean Campaign

The OCA's Coming Clean campaign counters the fraudulent “organic” labeling of conventional shampoos, body washes and other body care products by various so-called “organic” body care companies. These mislabeled products are undermining the letter and spirit of the organic regulations, and the problem is fast escalating out of control. Effective lobbying by various cosmetic companies and associated suppliers and consultants has resulted in the National Organic Program’s (NOP) and National Organic Standards Board’s (NOSB) failure to regulate these mislabeled “organic” body care products, leading to widespread fraud.

The OCA is dealing with the struggle between the integrity of the organic paradigm and the hollow market-driven needs of the cosmetics industry. Unfortunately, the cosmetics industry appears to be winning, and has to date effectively paralyzed the relevant organic institutions into inaction. Over the past year, this has enabled a few companies to systematically green-wash conventional surfactant shampoos, body washes and other body care products with front panel “organic” claims. Thus, OCA, as a watchdog for organic consumer protection, has launched the Coming Clean campaign..

Therefore, the OCA is inviting ethical companies, certifiers, stores and consumers to join together to preserve organic integrity by signing on to endorse this campaign.

All formal endorsements will be listed on OCA’s website.
For more information, please go to

http://www.organicconsumers.org/bodycare/

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Ronnie Cummins
National Director
Organic Consumers Association

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