October 9, 2008

Are You Meeting the Standard for Organic Cosmetics?

PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The global regulatory situation for personal care products and the future possibilities for organic and sustainable cosmetics are key issues that continue to drive and shape the cosmetics industry.

Understanding certification under USDA regulations as well as what constitutes the "made with organic ingredients" claim under NSF/ANSI standards probe questions across the board. What is organic? What does organic mean? What happens after a standard is complete? What standards are completely applied to cosmetics?

Led by Joe Smilie, Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance International, current USDA status and developments will be delved at IntertechPira's Sustainability in Cosmetics 2008 conference set for November 10 - 12, 2008 in Orlando, FL, US. To correlate with the premise, a pre-conference seminar from Bob Durst, Principle of Simple Organic Solutions will look at the hurdles, rules and regulations associated with certifying cosmetic products. From USDA-NOP organic regulations to practicalities of getting your plant certified, differences and advantages to the various certification options will be featured.

"This is such an important topic within the cosmetics industry," said IntertechPira Conference Director, Christine Groff. "This program will provide delegates with a global regulatory and standards overview from industry experts who can guide them through the regulations and certifications standards affecting their business."

Co-chaired by Andrew Douglass of Rhodia Novecare, Dr. Liliana George of Estee Lauder, and Dr. Donald Owen of Owen Biosciences Inc the two full days of discussion, interaction and networking will provide a unique opportunity for questions to be answered while networking with industry leaders to gain advantages, share expertise and find solutions.

Both timely and practical, major players within the industry including Aveda, Beraca, Natura Cosmeticos, SEKI Cosmeticals LLC, Ecocert, Rhodia Novecare, Dow Corning Corp, Cognis Care Chemicals, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH, Procter and Gamble, FMC Biopolymer, Estee Lauder, Sophyto Organics, Symrise AG, UK Soil Association and Owen Biosciences Inc are scheduled to share their views on social responsibility and environmental sustainability through interactive case studies during the various session breakouts.

To view full program details, including visit: http://www.sustainability-in-cosmetics.com/ .

It you're a member of the press and would like to attend, please contact: Sheri Bonnell Press Officer: +1 207 781 9637 or [email protected]


CONTACT: Sheri Bonnell of IntertechPira, +1-207-781-9637,[email protected]

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