What should I have ready for the VO when they arrive for my annual inspection?


  • Crop rotation & soil Improvement plans
  • Disease and pest management plans
  • Input record – dates, rates, locations


  • Inventory of all animals onsite
  • Records to verify purchases/dispersals
  • Inventory of all health care products onsite.
  • Verifying size and stocking rate for all pens and pastures (indoor and outdoor).
  • Audit of health care records for the year.


  • Every effort will be made to ensure there is an organic production run in progress during the inspection.
  • Product list, plant diagram, flow cart, OPPs will all be reviewed and verified at every inspection.

-Sanitation: SOPs and all cleaners onsite will be verified.

-Traceability code/mechanism will be verified.

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.