Natural Products Association – Regulatory Updates: NPA Expert to Discuss Natural Standards at The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit – May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 By

May 11, 2011

Panel Session Set for May 13 at the Marriott Downtown in New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Cara Welch of the Natural Products Association (NPA) will talk about the NPA Natural Seal during the panel session “Green Ingredients and Standards” at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit this Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. Dr. Welch oversees NPA’s quality assurance programs, including the NPA Natural Seal. She will highlight major developments in NPA’s certification of natural products and ingredients. Learn more at

The first and only natural certification in the United States, the NPA Natural Seal helps millions of Americans easily identify personal care and home care products that are truly natural. In 2008, NPA launched the Natural Standard for Personal Care Products, certifying both ingredients and products that meet NPA’s high standard of natural. Last year, NPA launched the Natural Standard for Home Care Products. NPA plans to launch a similar standard for certifying foods later this year. These standards support the NPA Natural Seal.