Standards & Regulations

The use of the term “organic” is governed by federal legislation – Organic Products Regulations, 2009 (SOR/2009-176)

A full traceability system, organic certification helps ensure integrity of organic products from field to table. Having organic certification has allowed for a benchmark to be created in terms of defining organic food and agriculture.

For more information on the wide-raging value and benefits of organic food and farming, click here.

The Canada Organic Standard is recognized by both the EU and the US as equivalent- the only certification system to achieve this broad recognition.

Businesses and producers must develop a fully audible record keeping system allowing an inspector to trace products from seed to plate. For more information about organic certification or transitioning to organic, click here.

The 2015 Canadian Organic Standards have been published!

 

Organic Principles and Management Standards: 

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/programme-program/normes-standards/internet/bio-org/pgng-gpms-eng.html

 

Permitted Substances lists:

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/programme-program/normes-standards/internet/bio-org/lsp-psl-eng.html

 

This revised standard will guide the production and preparation of organic food in Canada until 2020! Certified operators have a full year to come into compliance with the revised standard.

COS REVIEW

INTERVIEWS WITH THE CHAIR OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE AND THE CONVENERS OF THE WORKING GROUPS

  • How was the review performed?
  • What have been the main challenges?
  • And, as certified operators certainly want to know, what are the main modifications to the standards that they will have to comply with?

We decided to invite the main players of the review to answer these questions and all the interviews are now available on YouTube.

 

CROP PRODUCTION and Specific Production Requirements 

link – https://youtu.be/MFEUDZVg0rw

 

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION and Apiculture

link – https://youtu.be/7p1BeUDJNZw

 

INTRODUCTION – DEFINITIONS –MAINTAINING ORGANIC INTEGRITY- PRODUCT COMPOSITION

PERMITTED SUBSTANCES LISTS IN PREPARATION – PERMANENT PSL PROJECT

link – https://youtu.be/2i6_-zai8j0

Other Related Regulations

All organic products are also subject to existing relevant regulations, including the following:

The Canada Agricultural Products (CAP) Act

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The Food and Drug Act

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 The Consumers Packaging and Labeling Act

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