Organic Claims
Canada Organic Regime

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Imported or inter-provincially traded agricultural products making an organic claim must be certified under the Canada Organic Regime (definition).

This includes products that:

  • are labelled as "organic",
  • bear the Canada organic logo or
  • declare "contains x% organic ingredients".

To be certified, operators must have their products certified by a CFIA -accredited certification body [Part 2, OPR] and develop an organic production system based on these Canadian Organic Standards

Imported Organic Products

Organic products imported from countries with whom Canada has established an equivalency arrangement must be certified to the terms of the arrangement.  These products must be certified by a certification body accredited by that foreign country and recognized by Canada under the arrangement.  These products may bear the Canada organic logo. Like all other food products, imported organic products must meet Canadian labelling requirements, including those of the Organic Products Regulations.

For more information on the Canada Organic Regime or to find a list of CFIA-accredited certification bodies, please refer to the Canada Organic Regime webpage.

For more information on equivalency arrangements please refer to the Equivalence Arrangements webpage.

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