Canadian Organic Regime (COR)

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GSCI is accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to provide third party certification for the following Canadian Organic Standard(s):

  • Organic Production Systems: General Principles and Management standards (CAN/CGSB-32.310 - 2020)
  • Organic Production Systems: Permitted substances lists (CAN/CGSB-32.311 - 2020) for the following categories:
    1. Crop production
    2. Livestock production
    3. Livestock feed
    4. Processed products

COR requires mandatory certification to the Canadian Organic Standards for organic products (food for human consumption, feed, and seed) if the product: has an organic claim on the label and is sold between provinces or territories or imported; or displays the Canada Organic Logo on the label and is sold within or outside of Canada.

Product that cannot be certified under the COR (not an inclusive list):
  • Natural Health Products, as defined by the Natural Health Product Regulations
  • Drugs, as defined by the Food and Drugs Act
  • Cosmetics and Textiles
  • Pet Food

Under the COR, persons/operators who perform an activity or service related to organic production may receive an Attestation of Compliance. Such activities or services may include:
  • The slaughtering of organic livestock or the transportation and storage of organic livestock or an organic product
  • Custom services for bulk agricultural products such as seed cleaning where the ownership of the products remains with the primary producer/processor
  • A person owning a certified organic product and involved in the sale of the organic product such as a trader, importer and distributor.