My processing facility produces both organic and non-organic products. What do I need to do in order to comply with the standards?

In order to maintain organic integrity, organic products must be separated from non-organic products during all stages of production and storage.

If an organic processing run follows a non-organic processing run, a removal event must occur. Depending on the nature of the products and the processing facility, a removal event may involve the cleaning of equipment with approved products or purging the processing equipment with a run of organic ingredients (following which they may not be used in certified organic products).

Documentation must be available for the Verification Officers to audit organic vs. non-organic ingredient volumes and product sales.

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.