In positive news for British and Irish brands wanting to carry the NATRUE label on their natural and organic beauty products, OF&G has joined the non-profit as an approved certifier in the UK and Ireland.
“OF&G developed its own private cosmetic and bodycare standards a number of years ago but as interest in these products has grown over recent years,” explains CEO Roger Kerr, who is also a director of the Organic Trade Board. “OF&G took the decision to actively develop this side of our certification offer and applied to become a NATRUE Approved Certifier given the excellent reputation of the NATRUE Label internationally.”
Dr Mark Smith, NATRUE’s director general, adds: “NATRUE is delighted that OF&G has joined our global network of NATRUE-approved certifiers. It was clear that as the UK market’s demand for natural and organic cosmetics grows yearly, having a UK-based certifier was a must for NATRUE, and with over 45 years of experience, OF&G is a highly reputable certification body of organic products that echoes our core values.
“We are happy to count on OF&G as a point of contact for British and Irish natural and organic cosmetic brands looking to certify their cosmetics with the NATRUE Label, and confident in their contribution to the protection and promotion of natural and organic cosmetics that truly represent these qualities.”