Dr Bronner’s launches organic certified hand sanitizer

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Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps has launched a USDA organic certified hand sanitizer.

The product contains 62 percent organic ethanol from non-GMO grain, as well as organic glycerine as a moisturising ingredient and organic lavender oil as a fragrance.

According to the company, non organic certified hand sanitizers are based on alcohol from GMO sources and are often thickened with a petrochemical thickener.

Dr Bronner’s lavender product is in spray form and comes in 2 oz bottles that contain over 500 sprays.

USDA organic certification

The company, which has traditionally been very active in the world of organic certification, offers a number of soap and other personal care products that carry USDA’s National Organic Programme’s organic certification.

It has for some time campaigned for a crack down on the use of the term organic and a tightening of the existing certification schemes.

Earlier this year the company was instrumental in a campaign to call on the USDA to act on cases of mislabelling.

The complaint addressed to the NOP was filed in January of this year collectively on behalf of 50 million consumers of organic products, according to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA).

It referred to the products of a number of companies that are marketed as organic, but that, according to OCA, do not have the right to use the term.

According to OCA, the NOP has the obligation to act on cases of mislabelling and the complaint ‘respectfully’ calls on NOP to remedy this problem.

The complaint was signed by national director of OCA Ronnie Cummins as well as David Bronner's, the president of Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Along with the complaint, Dr Bronner’s has also launched a lawsuit in an attempt to fight against this alleged mislabelling.

The lawsuit was filed back in April 2008 as Dr Bronner's felt its adhesion to strict regulations regarding organic products was not being met by its competitors.

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