ST. LOUIS, MO — The Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis has announced that its Orange Magic cleaner/degreaser product has earned Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a press release.
"Our Orange Magic cleaner/degreaser was developed in the lab at the Lighthouse manufacturing plant in Berkeley, Missouri, and formulated, produced and packaged by employees who are legally blind and visually impaired. We are proud that Orange Magic has earned Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification from the USDA. This certification will help make Orange Magic popular among our customers in government, military and business sectors and among consumers," said John W. Thompson, president of the Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis.
The USDA notified the Lighthouse that Orange Magic earned Bio-Based, Bio-Preferred certification because it meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards for products composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine materials, the release stated.
According to the release, the USDA Bio-Preferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and expanded by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 to help increase the use of bio-based products.
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