Standards and Regulations
benefit of being certified is the credibility of having a third party
verify that we are doing what we say we are and what we should be doing.
Cape Breton, NS
Although different certifying bodies have different standards, all
accredited certifying bodies in Canada must have standards that meet or
exceed the national organic standard. Products certified by accredited
certified bodies can be labelled organic.
Reading the Canada Organic Standard and and Permitted Substances Lists is a great first step in making the decision to go organic.
Canada has developed a national regulation for organic products
which came into effect in June 2009. For all products that are sold
outside of the province of origin, the term ‘organic’ can only be used
if the products are certified by an accredited certifying body.
Products that meet these requirements will also be able to use the
national logo and labelled as “Organic Canada Biologique.”