The International Aloe Science Council Certification Program was born of necessity in the early 1980's. Due to abuse in the representation of the true amount of aloe in aloe products, either raw materials or in consumer products, the IASC began to formulate a plan similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval or the National Sanitation Foundation certification programs.

Building on a testing concept designed by member companies, the IASC developed the certification program to allow aloe growers, processors and manufacturers to submit their facilities and products to a series of rigorous tests and audit program, which, if they passed, would allow for the certification of aloe and aloe products and the display of the IASC authorized Seal of Certification on all product and literature.

The IASC developed a program that would allow aloe growers, aloe processors, aloe manufacturers, and aloe marketing companies to have their products certified by the Council. Companies who use the IASC Seal of Certification on their products and in their literature are assuring their customers:

  1. That the Company represents truth in labeling.
  2. That the Company represents the quantity in aloe content.
  3. That the Company represents the quality of aloe meets with IASC current standards.
  4. That the Company represents that the aloe used in the products comes from a certified source.

 

What The Seal Means To You
And Your Customers

Attaining IASC Certification is a significant achievement. The program seal represents a manufacturers committment to a high level of quality and purity of aloe vera in its products. It is a symbol that stands for integrity, honesty, and quality. The seal demonstrates that a company has passed a rigid, professional inspection and audit for aloe vera use and products, and that the quality and purity of aloe vera has been scientifically validated and certified by an independent group of professionals.

An authorized Certification Seal of Approval enables a company to use the logo on product containers, company literature and in advertisements. There is no specified location for the seal, which allows for artistic freedom in the design and advertising of company products.

The IASC Certification Seal is a unique design commissioned by the Council, and the Council owns and has exclusive trademark of the symbol. Misrepresentation and/or misuse or display of the seal is strictly prohibited by the Council and will incur legal action.

For the consumer, the Certification Seal indicates that quality aloe vera has been used to formulate the product, and guarantees that the product has met the certification standards for quality and purity of aloe vera.

Many companies will illegally display the seal knowing that it will enahnce their position in the marketplace. The best way for consumers to ensure they are purchasing products that have passed certification is by verifying the product is listed on the IASC certified products listing page. When you find a company displaying the seal illegally, please contact us!

The IASC believes the Certification Seal represents the only way to validate an aloe vera product to the world market and to quality-minded consumers. We encourage manufacturers to strongly pursue the certification process and the use of the IASC seal, and consumers to purchase products displaying the IASC certification seal.

 

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