Organic Food Facts

Looking at what organic foods is, regardless whether you are buying processed or fresh produce. In order for a food label to say it is organic there has to be no less than 95 percent of all the ingredients to originate from organically grown plants and animals. Food products must be grown and produced under the regulations of certified bodies and inspected, then certified by place such as the Soil Association. In order to identify whether food is organic it has to display a code number as well as the prefix of the company under which it was certified as organic. These products will also carry an EU organic logo and in most cases the Soil Association Certification too.
Some food ingredients are non-organic within organic foods, and up to five percent from non-organic products are allowed within a food product and still labeled as organic. However sweeteners and artificial colorings for example are not on the list of allowed and approved non-organic food additives. People who buy organic can rest assured that the list of allowed non-organics is incredibly strict, and the list of non-organic must be clearly visible within packaging labels alongside the listed organic products used.
On the other hand is it advised that when buying organic beauty products to buy from reputable manufacturers as there are no specific legal standards pertaining to beauty products containing an organic label. Organic beauty products will contain the Soil Association symbol and as the body’s largest organ, you want products you trust even though some manufacturer’s uses the organic label while their product might contain only one percent of organic ingredients.
European Certification bodies have developed a COSMOS-standard in an effort to enlighten consumers to higher levels of cosmetic standards around the globe. Products carrying a Cosmos certification is proven to be a 20% minimum organic and the remaining ingredients not environmentally damaging or damaging to health and using approved green chemistry processing.