I am about to sell my certified organic operation. Does the certificate automatically transfer to the new owners?

PACS requires notification of the sale of the operation and an application form submitted from the new owners which will identify any pertinent information with regard to changes within the operation. The operation will also require an inspection under the new ownership; the annual inspection may be timed so that it takes place following the purchase of an operation, but this will need to be coordinated with PACS.

NOTE: The Low Risk status cannot be transferred to a new owner. A new purchaser must apply for certification, which requires an annual inspection.

How Can I Get Certified:

Visit our How to Get Certified page and follow the step-by-step process to guide your path to successful organic certification.

Who PACS Certifies:

PACS certifies Canadian enterprises in the following industries: organic crop production, organic livestock production, organic greenhouse, sprouts & microgreen production, organic food & beverage production, organic cannabis production, organic and wild-harvested mushrooms, wild-harvest certification, maple and birch production, natural and agricultural health products. Follow PACS Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Certification.

Our Programs:

PACS certifies to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) for national and international export of products as well as to the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) for certification within the clients province. PACS has an in-house certification program for agricultural health products as well as the Transition to Organic program. Read more about PACS Organic Certification Programs.