BioPreferred Program

USDA to add 30 Product Categories to BioPreferred Program

Published on October 23, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add 30 new product categories to the BioPreferred Program and amend these four existing categories – general purpose de-icers, firearm lubricants, laundry products and water-clarifying agents.

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BioPreferred Program – Choosing a Qualified Lab for Biobased Content Testing

Published on June 29, 2018

Not all laboratories providing ASTM D6866 biobased content testing are qualified to provide such service to applicants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program.

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USDA BioPreferred Program Starts 2018 Product Audit in May

Published on April 25, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin its BioPreferred Program audit activities in May 2018. The USDA will email all participants to request that they complete an online Audit Declaration of Conformance. Participants are given 30 days to respond to the audit request. The USDA expects the auditing process to be completed by October […]

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How to Identify USDA Certified Biobased Bath Products

Published on March 16, 2018

Consumer perception of personal care products is changing in favor of those formulated with natural ingredients. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has included personal care items like bath products in its BioPreferred Labelling Program, making it easier for consumers to identify which ones are significantly made of materials from feedstocks, agriculture or forestry. […]

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Hair Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on February 7, 2018

The consumer perception of traditional hair care has been changing over the last few years, as evidenced by increasing demand of more natural products that provide healthier and better results. This growing trend shifts the business focus to producing greener eco-friendly products that are, in large part, made of biological materials from agriculture, forestry or […]

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BioPreferred Program Products for Pest Control

Published on January 22, 2018

As consumer demand for safer and greener products in pest control continues to rise, more and more businesses are hoping to get certified under the USDA BioPreferred Program. These biobased products can either be industrial or commercial goods made in large part with biological materials from agriculture, forestry, intermediate, or feedstocks.

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USDA Label for Biobased Bathroom and Spa Cleaners

Published on January 5, 2018

Created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the BioPreferred Program promotes the use and purchase of biobased products by federal agencies and the public. Manufacturers of biobased products can be certified under the BioPreferred Program as long as they meet the minimum biobased content requirement set by the USDA for each product category. Biobased […]

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Bed Linen and Towel Manufacturers – Why get a USDA Label?

Published on December 22, 2017

Manufacturers of biobased blankets, bedspreads, comforters, quilts, bed linens and towels can join the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred Program to make their products stand out from competition. Products that carry the USDA BioPreferred Label can entice consumers looking for eco-friendly products. The USDA label displays the percentage of the product made from […]

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Personal Care Products in the USDA BioPreferred Program

Published on September 11, 2017

The demand for natural products has seen continued growth over many years with Persistence Market Research predicting the natural and organic personal care market to exceed USD 21 million by 2024. With the strength of the demand for natural products, it has become ever more important for businesses to be able to differentiate their biobased […]

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USDA BioPreferred Program – Construction Products

Published on August 21, 2017

As product sustainability becomes an increasingly important marketing tool for environmentally conscious consumers, businesses are looking for clear and reliable ways to demonstrate this. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program promotes the purchase and use of biobased products through its Federal Purchasing Mandate and Voluntary Labeling Program and also aims to boost […]

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