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Cancelled organic certifications

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All organic certification holders under the Canada Organic Regime are required to comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations or the issued organic certificate.

Certification bodies accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency can cancel a holder's certification if the holder has not complied with any provision of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and Regulations or the issued organic certificate.

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Additional information

When there is non-compliance with the organic requirements, the accredited certification body provides the holder with a report that specifies the following:

Certification is suspended if the holder has failed to or is unable to implement the required corrective measures within the period specified in the report. The suspension remains in effect until the required corrective measures are implemented by the holder and verified by an accredited certification body.

Certification is cancelled by an accredited certification body if the holder is unable to implement the required corrective measures within 30 days following the day on which the certification was suspended or within any longer period allowed by the certification body under section 349 and 350 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Authority for enforcement action

Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

349 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the certification body must suspend a certification that is granted under section 345 or 348 if

Conditions

(2) The certification body must not suspend a certification unless the holder of the certificate

Extension of period

(3) The certification body may grant an extension of the period in which corrective action must be taken only once.

Written notice

(4) The certification body must notify the holder of the certificate in writing of the suspension and the date on which it takes effect.

Duration of suspension

(5) The suspension of a certification must be lifted if the certification body determines that corrective action has been taken.

Cancellation

350 (1) The certification body must cancel a certification if

Conditions

(2) The certification body must not cancel a certification unless the holder of the certificate was notified in writing of the grounds for the cancellation and was provided with an opportunity to be heard in respect of the cancellation.

Written notice

(3) The certification body must notify the holder of the certificate in writing of the cancellation and the date on which it takes effect.

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