Before creating a label it is suggested that it is designed based on the Product Composition, Ingredient and Processing Aid requirements in section 8.2 and 8.3 of the Canadian Organic Standards and Part 3 of the Organic Products Regulations.
Then submit the following documents to TCO Cert:
- A legible copy of the camera ready full colour artwork of the label/packaging.
- A complete and accurate Organic Product Ingredient (OPI) form.
- Jurisdiction(s) (country where the product is destined) clearly communicated to TCO Cert.
- The Organic Product Ingredient (OPI) form and supporting documents: ingredient certificates for COR and addendum/product list, or COR US Equivalency Arrangement or a Sodium (Chilean) Nitrate statement. If flavours are used then provide a copy of the flavour label, specification sheet, completed TCO Flavour Affidavit, and a ‘No Nano Technology’ Affidavit from the flavour manufacturer.
Organic Products Regulations Part 2, Section 15 (2)
“The organic product packaging and labelling certification remains in effect for a period of 12 months beginning on the day on which it is granted.”
- TCO Cert Organic Labelling Guide M-EN-002D (Contact for a copy of this document)
- Organic Products Regulations, 2009 (OPR) Part 3 – Label.
- Section 8.2 – CAN/CSGB 32.310 of the Canadian Organic Standards.
- Part 5 – Quebec/CARTV Requirements for Labelling, Advertising, Display Materials and Commercial Documents.
- CFIA Interactive Food Label.
- CFIA Food Labeling for Industry.
- CFIA Organic Food Labelling Q&A.
- CFIA Organic Products in Canada Fact Sheet.
- CFIA Labeling of organic products under the Canada Organic Regime (Directive 10-05)
- US organic program (NOP) Organic Labeling