Organic claims on food labels
Use of the organic logo on organic products
The CFIA regulates the use of the Canada organic logo below (Figure 1). The use of the organic logo is only permitted on products that have an organic content that is greater than or equal to 95% and have been certified according to the requirements of the Canada Organic Regime. The use of the organic logo is voluntary but when used it is subject to the requirements of the SFCR [359(1), SFCR].
Imported products must meet the requirements of the Canada Organic Regime. Imported products that bear the logo must include:
- the statement "Product of", immediately preceding the name of the country of origin, or
- the statement "Imported", in close proximity to the logo
These statements must appear on the label in both French and English, unless a bilingual labelling exemption applies [354(d), 355(3), SFCR].
The Canada organic logo is available to organic operators through Canadian Food Inspection Agency accredited certification bodies.
Available online is the list of certification bodies that have either been accredited by the CFIA to certify organic products; or recognized under an organic equivalency arrangement with a foreign competent authority under the Regulations.
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