10 Aug '11, 8pm

Organic Rules Go into Force in Canada: "Full compliance with all provisions of the Organic Products Regulations

In the US, we look for the USDA label on foods to be sure they are organic. Now, Canadians can do the same. Organic regulations became law in 2009, but two years later, as of June 30, they are being enforced. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), analogous to our USDA, has given operators a 2-year grace period to become compliant with the rules, simply notifying and educating people when they crossed the line, and giving them plenty of time to comply. "Full compliance with all provisions of the Organic Products Regulations is now mandatory. The Stream of Commerce policy was a great help for organic operators working to bring their documentation and labeling into compliance," says Matthew Holmes, Executive Director of the Canada Organic Trade Association. "Now products labeled as ‘organic' in Canada and subject to the regulations must be certified by a CFIA-accredited...

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