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agro-ingredient


Any plant, animal or microbial product derived from agriculture, aquaculture or wild collection/harvest. (Taken from cosmetics organic and natural standard)
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biodegradable


Biodegradable waste is a type of waste that can be degraded by living organisms into substances that are not harmful for the environment.
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catalyst


A substance used to modify or increase the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process. (Taken from cosmetics organic and natural standard)
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certified


Product whose compliance with a given standard has been validated by an independent certification body.
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chemically processed


Processed or extracted using chemical processes such as those listed in Appendix II (which are allowed) and Appendix III (which are not allowed). (Taken from cosmetics organic and natural standard)
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colorants


Substances which are exclusively or mainly intended to colour the cosmetic product, the body as a whole or certain parts thereof, by absorption or reflection of visible light; in addition, precursors of oxidative hair colorants shall be deemed colorants. (Taken from Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 No [..]
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contaminant


A substance that is: - not naturally present in the material, or - present in quantities greater than those that exist naturally which could lead to pollution (persistence, residues) and toxicity risks. Contaminants may be: - heavy metals - aromatic hydrocarbons - pesticides - dioxins & PCBs - radioactivity - GMOs - mycotoxins - medicinal resid [..]
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control authority


A public administrative organisation of a Member State to which the competent authority has conferred, in whole or in part, its competence for the inspection and certification in the field of organic production in accordance with the provisions set out under this Regulation; it shall also include, where appropriate, the corresponding authority of a [..]
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control body


An independent private third party carrying out inspection and certification in the field of organic production in accordance with the provisions set out under this Regulation; it shall also include, where appropriate, the corresponding body of a third country or the corresponding body operating in a third country. (Taken from Council Regulation (E [..]
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conversion


The transition from non organic to organic farming within a given period of time, during which the provisions concerning the organic production have been applied. (Taken from Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products)
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