Please note ACO has had to update its COSMOS logos due to COSMOS labelling requirements. This will not have an immediate impact on your current labelling and packaging. You may continue to use up your current supplies of existing labels.
In the absence of USDA organic regulations and a NOSB recommendation for detailed organic personal care product standards, the standards and criteria against which the NOP and NOSB should evaluate petitions for nonorganic ingredients in personal care products are unclear.
The board of COSMOS-standard AISBL is pleased to announce the publication of Version 2 of the COSMOS-standard, following the first periodic review. Article 1.3 of the COSMOS-standard says it will be subject to periodic review and amendment, taking into account availability of
Here is an update from the COSMOS board and technical committee following a review of the COSMOS standard. The aim of the review is to respond to the challenges facing a young and vulnerable organic and natural cosmetics market resulting
Australian Certified Organic would like to clarify the status of the two commercial forms of the natural ingredient Sclerotium Gum (CAS number 39464-87-4) manufactured by Alban Muller International and distributed in Australia by Bronson and Jacobs. There are two commercial
Cosmetic brand owners looking for organic certified contract processors (OEM/ODM) can now check the following list of ACO certified contract processors. ACO certified organic contract processors can assist cosmetics companies to ensure that certification requirements regarding ingredients choice, manufacturing methods,
Australia’s largest organic body, Australian Organic, is pleased to see that seven suppliers of bottled water will remove the word ‘organic’ from their labels and marketing. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced the changes today after negotiations with suppliers
Asia-Pacific cosmetic and skincare manufacturers can now apply for a world leading certification scheme in Australia. Australian Certified Organic can now accredit products and raw materials with the Cosmetics Organic and natural Standard, COSMOS. It is the only Australian and
In regards to Free Range Eggs produced by Happi Hens and distributed in NSW Farmers Market and Whole Food stores, ACO would like to clarify the following points: – Happi Hens is using the Australian Certified Organic logo without ACO
Australian Certified Organic, following a formal recommendation from the BFA Cosmetics Advisory Group, decided to conduct a full review of Naticide® after consumer groups raised the possibility that this popular preservative used widely in organic cosmetics formulations might contain ingredients