FDA certification is one of the authorizations needed to sell foodstuffs in the United States of America. The FDA safeguards the public’s health by strictly monitoring all the products which enter the USA, to make sure that they respect the laws and regulations and meet specific requirements.
Every company applying for an organic, or “Bio”, certification has to undergo a series of inspections of the whole production process. Organic food must not be treated with any artificial flavorings, coloring or sweeteners, and must not contain any genetically modified organisms (GMO).
The cultivation, the processing and the distribution of organic products, as well as their importation, is regulated by European laws defining production norms, control systems, labeling standards and procedures for importing them from non-EU countries.
The Eco Cosmetics Certification certifies that the raw materials used for production are organic or harvested in the wild, and that the products do not contain any materials with a questionable environmental impact, or any non-vegetable materials that are considered potentially dangerous. In addition, it certifies that the packaging is designed to reduce environmental impact connected to unnecessary or non-recyclable packaging, and attests that the product has no undesirable effects on humans, a low environmental impact, and is dermocompatible.
The Vegan certification attests that the product is made without using food, ingredients, or processing aids of animal origin. It also certifies that none of the technological devices, filters, membranes and other processing aids used in the whole production cycle are of animal origin.
Kosher means suitable, proper, and law-abiding. Usually, the word Kasheruth indicates the set of religious rules that underlie the dietary habits of observing Jews. The Kosher certification is obtained through an inspection procedure carried out by a Rabbi association, which supervises every aspect of the production.
The world "Halāl" means lawful in Arabic. For food production, the Halāl certification guarantees that the food product, in addition to meeting hygiene and safety regulations, is prepared according the rules of sharia. So, a Halāl certified product respects specific religious precepts, and can be eaten by observant Muslims.