Natural and Organic Ingredients

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Worldwide, there is a huge interest in living healthier which has led many people to embrace food,
cosmetic and personal care products which are labeled "Natural" and/or "Certified Organic".

"Natural" Offerings

IFC Solutions offers a variety of "Natural" Products and Services, including:

Please note: Contrary to common misconceptions, the United States FDA does not have a legal definition for
"Natural" nor any specific regulations with regard to "Natural" food products or ingredients.The United States USDA, does have a definition of "Natural", but it is only relevant in USDA regulated
facilities (meat, poultry and egg).

A product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed (a
process which does not fundamentally alter the raw product) may be labeled natural. The label
must explain the use of the term natural (such as - no added colorings or artificial ingredients;
minimally processed).

Because there are few regulations governing the labeling of "Natural" products, many manufacturers can
include ingredients that may not be considered natural by some consumers.

"Certified Organic" Offerings

IFC Solutions offers a variety of "Certified Organic" Products and Services, including:

Unlike "Natural", the Organic industry is highly regulated in the United States and worldwide.

According to the Organic Trade Association (http://www.ota.com/organic/faq.html),

"Certified Organic" means the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set.

IFC Solutions is certified by Oregon Tilth (http://tilth.org/), the largest non-profit organic certification
agency in the United States. IFC is also a member of the Organic Trade Association.

 



Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients

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