COSMOS Natural Certification
My employers want to claim natural for their products; their lawyers are advising against it because the definition of natural, in Australia at least, is extremely restrictive (lhttps://www.nicnas.gov.au/register-your-business/what-is-a-naturally-occurring-chemical/examples) however, what the lawyers agreed with marketing as a least concern method, was to get audited by COSMOS - because using their logo is not a claim - just a certification standard. Yes, it’s a cheat, and I’m not sure it will hold up in court!
I am busy collecting data from all our raw material suppliers, and completing the required documentation. One thing that surprised me is that I need an organic handling plan even though we are not going through organic certification.
Anyone who has been through this, can you advise any pitfalls that you have come across that I may not have considered? Or offer any advice for things that tripped you up?