Organic certification for products or packaging and labelling activities under COR, in accordance with Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).
In a mandatory period of time from an initial application to organic certification. Transition periods will be a minimum of 12 months and up to 36 months for land based operations.
Subject to eligibility following a risk assessment. Organic products may be sold within home province only and may bear the BCCOP (BC enterprises only) and PACS logos but may not bear the COR logo. Inspections take place every third year.
(Attestation of Compliance)
AoCs are issued to contracted service providers who conduct physical activities with respect to an organic product. Activities are conducted in accordance with CAN/CGSB 32.310 to maintain the organic integrity of the product. Annual inspections are required.
Subject to eligibility following a risk assessment. Products may be sold with an organic claim within B.C. only, and may bear the BCCOP logo. Inspections take place every third year.
Organic certification administered under the accreditation of the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC). Operations must be located in B.C. Products may be sold with an organic claim within B.C. only, and may bear the BCCOP logo.
In-house ISO-compliant certification for natural health products. If a product bears a Natural Health Product Number (NPN), OR if it makes a health claim, displays supplemental facts, or states a suggested dosage, then the product must be certified as a Natural Health Product. Products may be marketed as certified organic, but may not bear the COR logo, and are not eligible for international equivalency arrangements.