Why can’t I label my product as 100% organic?

The "100% organic (product name)" claim is not permitted in Canada.

All products with an organic content of 95% or greater are considered organic and may be labelled with the word "organic".

The claims "made with organic ingredients" or "made with organic (grapes, for example)" are not acceptable as it is not clear how much of the product is made with organic ingredients.

Products with 70-95% organic content must declare the percentage of organic content on their label.

Products with less than 70% organic content may only indicate which ingredients are organic in the ingredients list.

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.