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.