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:
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
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.