IMPORTANT:Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, inspections will not occur as they have in previous years. Here is the document that outlines the steps that need to be taken for your inspection during Covid-19: “Preparing for your farm inspection during the Covid-19 pandemic.” If you have any questions, please contact your […]
Following the recent Government of Canada announcements regarding investments to help farmers counter climate change, Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and Ecocert Canada are pleased to present a specific project set up to help farmers implement beneficial management practices (BMPs). This program is open to all certified organic farmers so we ask your assistance in circulating […]
On December 11, 2020 the Canadian General Standards Board published the Canadian Organic Standards. The revised Standards are available at this link: Canadian Organic Standards. Here are the changes since the previous edition: Organic Production Systems: General Principles and Management Standards (CAN-CGSB-32.310-2020): Clarifications in Scope of document Additional and revised […]
Here is a summary of Covid-19 information and links to important websites that might be useful to TCO Cert’s certified organic operators. Click title to read more.
TCO Cert is a nonprofit, member-owned, chapter based Canadian Certifying Body (CB) dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services. Verification Officers (also called Inspectors) are trained to conduct organic inspections and provide information for TCO Cert to make decisions as to the compliance to the Canada Organic Regime. […]
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019. Some aspects will be phased in over a period of 12-30 months. The SFCR timeline website has this information. Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), any food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is […]
Chapter 7 is pleased to present an exciting organic workshop called Dryland Organic Workshop and Meeting on November 26th! The registration deadline is November 16th. For more information and registration information, click here.