Standards

For labels with NSO standard, Part 1 should be used , for labels without a standard Part 2 should be used.


Part 1

For the relevant label, you can access the Natural Standard Organization (NSO) Standards by clicking the image below and purchase the standards.

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Part 2

CERTIFICATION SCHEME FOR NO NSO STANDARD LABELS

This scheme covers private labeling and certification that are not defined by a label standard (such as NSO-NAP 7 Vegan Label, NSO-NAP 3 Eco Label) and can be registered by test methods.

Label Scopes

  • Non-GMO Label (GMO Free Label),
  • SBS Free Label (Non-SBS Label),
  • Colorant / Dye Free Label,
  • Sweetener Free Label,
  • Syrup (Glucose/Fructose) Free Label,
  • Non-Alcoholic Product Label,
  • Allergen Free Label (Non-Allergen Label),
  • Hypoallergenic Product Label,
  • Gas Free Label,
  • MSG Free Label,
  • Sulfate Free Label,
  • Phosphate Free Label,
  • Nitrate Free Label,
  • Phthalate Free Label,
  • Silicone Free Label,
  • Paraben Free Label,
  • Paraffin Free Label,
  • BPA (Bisphenol A) Free Label,
  • Meat and Meat Product Free Label,
  • Raw Product Label,
  • Trans Fats Free Label,
  • No Animal Fat Label,
  • Saturated Fat Free Label,
  • Mineral Oil Free Label,
  • Palm Oil Free Label,
  • 100% Herbal Product Label,
  • Pesticide Free Label,
  • Caffeine Free Label,
  • No Contain Soy & No Contain Soy Products Label,
  • Corn Free Label,
  • Dairy Free & Lactose Free Label,
  • No Fish Product Label,
  • No Contain Eggs Label & No Contain Egg Products Label,
  • Low Carbohydrate Product Label,
  • Ketogenic Product Label,
  • Nuts Free Label,
  • Peanut Free Label,
  • No Added Sugar Label,
  • Lectin Free Label,
  • No Added Salt Label,
  • Vegetable Product Label,
  • Fresh Product Label,
  • No Contain Bee Product Label
  • Plastic Free Label,
  • Biodegradable Product Label,
  • Non-Toxic Label,
  • Non-Radiation Label & Non-Radioactive Label,
  • Anti-Oxidant Label,
  • Untouched Product Label etc. labels.
A. Management System Requirements

Manufacturers for products for which labels are requested; must have at least one of the international, public-legal requirement management system, regulation and/or product documents in the relevant label industry.

• Example 1: For Food Industry product labeling, there must be any management system or product registration practice such as Business Registration/Approval Certificate, ISO 22000 Certificate, FSSC 22000, Organic Certificate, IFS, BRCGS, GMP Certificate.

• Example 2: If the Public License is a legal requirement for the Cosmetic-Chemistry Industries product labeling, there must be any management system or product registration practice such as a license, ISO 13485 Certificate, FDA Certificate, Organic Certificate, GMP Certificate.

• Example 3: For the textile industry product labeling, there should be a registration practice such as Ekotex Certificate, Organic Certificate.

B. Product Content Requirements

For Manufacturer' s Labeling requirements, final products must meet the requirements in this section.

  • 1. The relevant label requirement must be met for the final product and the components that make up the product.
  • 2. Substances that aid product processing must also meet the relevant label requirement and conform to the label structure.
  • 3. The use of questionable or questionable ingredients should be avoided.
  • 4. Components and resources obtained by animal abuse should not be used in production and management processes.
  • 5. In the product content; Components that may endanger health, pose a product safety risk and are environmentally harmful should not be used.
  • 6. In the product to be labeled, machinery, equipment, transportation, storage, etc. used in production. There must be no contamination or pollution caused by the elements, which do not comply with the relevant label requirement.
  • 7. The relevant label requirement must be met 100% in the final product, and there must be no contamination and/or contamination. However; It should be applied on labels such as Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal Vegan, Halal Vegetarian, taking into account the label standards and the contamination and pollution limits given by the public authorities regarding the product.
C. Process Requirements

Manufacturers must meet the process requirements in this part for the Labeling requirement.

a) The Production Process should be designed to meet the requirements of the relevant label, measures should be taken for non-product production with the relevant label or the same process should not be used.

b) In All Processes; The risk of contamination or pollution that would threaten the relevant label requirement must be eliminated. (Article 1. g) should be taken into account.)

D. Test, Inspection and Control

a) The Manufacturer Organization(s) must ensure the Testing, Inspection and Control of their product(s) with Licensed-Accredited Certification Bodies.

b) Licensed-Accredited Certification Body(s) must meet the requirements set forth in this article regarding the products to be labeled.

i. In labeling; Licensed and Accredited Certification Organization carries out the Product Testing, Inspection and Control activities. Licensed-Accredited Certification Body without Test and Inspection Capability establishes and licenses ISO/IEC 17025 accredited subcontractor laboratory(s) to serve it. NOTE: Laboratory tests other than Licensed Laboratories should not be accepted.

ii. Depending on the product type and features, at least 2 reference samples from each product should be taken and tested and/or verified in accordance with the relevant label requirement and the relevant methods of ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited-Licensed Test Laboratories.

iii. If there is an international or public requirement management system and/or product certificate regarding the product, on-site control is not performed in labeling.

iv. Otherwise; Verification should be ensured by checking at most 0.5 days/person in the relevant process in the production facility.

E. Label Registration, Publication and Traceability
  • 1. The Licensed and Accredited Certification Body evaluates the products that comply with the relevant label criteria as a result of the test, by the label committee consisting of at least one committee member, and takes the labeling decision. The Relevant Label Certificate containing a qr-code defined based on the Decision taken and the suitabel test result is printed.
  • 2. The printed Certification is published on the organization portal www.lifechainlabels.com. (Qr-Code is activated.)
  • 3. The producer with the Label Certificate gains the right to use the relevant label/logo/symbol. Also; The Qr-Code can also be used as a Digital Certificate.
  • 4. Label/Logo usage is used as determined/indicated by the Life Chain Labels Organization.
  • 5. Traceability must be ensured with the qr-code on the label certificate and verification must be made from the publication on the organization portal.

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