Do I require certificates for all ingredients used in my certified organic product?

Current organic certificates are required for all Organic Ingredients used in your products. Any new suppliers must be approved by the PACS Certification Committee prior to use as an ingredient by submitting organic certification documents, and corresponding equivalency documentation (if applicable) for review.

PACS requires a copy of your suppliers’ organic certificates on-file, and you must also keep records on-site as the Verification Officer will inspect these documents during your inspection to ensure they are current and correspond to the date(s) of ingredient shipments.

If there are any Non-organic ingredients used in your product, a Non-Organic Ingredient (NOI) form is required to ensure the product complies with COR standards.

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.