In November, OCA won a preliminary victory for its Coming Clean campaign to rid store shelves of products that are falsely advertised as "organic."
The National Organic Standards Board directed the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) to make sure that any use of the word "organic" on a personal care product is backed up by third-party certification to USDA organic standards.
Up until now, the USDA has allowed non-organic cosmetics and body care products containing petrochemicals and problematic synthetic chemicals to be mislabeled as "organic."
To press the USDA to act quickly on the recommendation, OCA has launched a boycott of mislabeled "organic" products and is urging consumers to buy only certified organic brands.
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