AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market said last week that all personal care products and cosmetics making an “organic” claim sold in its U.S. stores must be third-party certified by June 1, 2011. Suppliers who are making an “organic” claim have until Aug. 1, 2010, to submit their plans for compliance and until June 1, 2011, to be in full compliance. Under the new guideline, all products making an “organic” product claim (e.g., “organic shampoo”) must be certified to the U.S. Department of ...
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