New Year, no new resolution? NATRUE to press ahead as EU harmonization for natural and organic products shelved for another year

New Year, no new resolution? NATRUE to press ahead as EU harmonization for natural and organic products shelved for another year

Europe has no plans to harmonise standards for natural and organic cosmetics in 2017, according to a press release published by NATRUE.

Natural and organic cosmetics will continue to be regulated under the EU Cosmetic Regulation. Manufacturers can separately apply for certification from private bodies such as NATRUE.

“On 1st January 2017 there will not be a mandatory European harmonised standard setting criteria for all natural and organic cosmetics, and there will be no obligatory label in Europe for natural and organic cosmetics on this date either”, said Dr Mark Smith, Director General NATRUE, who added that, “NATRUE will continue to advocate that any future regulatory definition of natural and organic cosmetics must be appropriate, relevant and strict, and pending an official regulatory definition the strict NATRUE Label criteria will continue.”

 

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