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The ‘Organic’ Personal-Care Quandary: Regulators May Lack Essentials To Act

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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The need for stronger federal oversight over the “organic” personal care segment has been somewhat lost in recent years amid clamoring for action on “natural” claims, but organic deception is still a problem, stakeholders say. However, neither USDA nor the FTC seems entirely equipped or ready to commit to increased involvement, based on discussion at a recent roundtable they held in Washington.

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