The Old Fashioned Milk PaintCo., Inc. has won USDA Biobased Certification for its Old Fashioned Milk
Paint. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the paint’s
renewable biobased ingredients meet or exceed USDA standards. Biobased products
are materials composed of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials. Old
Fashioned Milk Paint and the company's newest formula, SafePaint for walls, are
made from natural materials including milk protein (casein), crushed limestone,
clay and earth pigments.
“We are pleased to take part in the USDA’s Biobased Labeling
program and hope it will further set our natural paint apart from the many
chemically produced paints currently on the market” said Anne Thibeau, the milk
paint company’s President.
According to the USDA, consumers can feel secure in the
accuracy of the biobased claim and can make better informed purchasing
"We are pleased that The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.,
Inc. has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," said Ron
Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. "Biobased products provide
opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural
communities, and generate investment income."
All products approved for the Federal preferred purchasing
program must use the version of the label that contains the symbol “FP”
(Federally Preferred). These milk paints fall within the USDA BioPreferred
Interior Paints & Coatings Designated Category and are thus identified for
Federal preferred purchasing.
USDA is the lead agency for both the voluntary labeling and
Federal preferred purchasing programs. More detailed program information and
additional resources are available at www.biopreferred.gov.
The label will be on both the Old Fashioned Milk Paint
and SafePaint wall formulas' packaging, and available for consumers
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