What is the Low Risk Program?

The risk assessment program is defined within the BC Certified Organic Program.

The program allows small-scale low-risk producers to reduce their costs by allowing inspections only once every three years.

The risk assessment criteria are not recognized under the Canada Organic Regime (COR); therefore, operations that intend to sell products outside of their home province or territory do not qualify for the program.

Eligible operations in BC will be certified to the BCCOP. Eligible operations out-of-province will be certified to PACS only.

Following a VO risk assessment, the PACS Certification Committee will review and determine if an operation qualifies for entry to the Low Risk Program.

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.