Organic New Processor Applicant

This is the document library for new CSI clients wanting to apply for organic certification for thier processing/handling operation. Types of processing activities include, but are not limited to, processing, packaging, labeling, storage and brokering. 

  • Transaction certificate
  • Organic Inspection and Certification Service Contract

    All CSI organic clients need to complete and submit this form annually with their application for organic certification.

  • Vendor Declaration for Non-GMO/GEO Product Status

    This form needs to be completed by organic producers if GM varieties are available in Canada for the conventional seed approved for planting. For example, there are genetically modified corn hibreds and soybeans varieties being grown in Canada.

    This form also needs to be completed by processors if non-organic agricultural ingredients, food additives or processing aids are being used and there is a possibility that GM or GE materials may have been used in producing the ingredient, food additive or processing aid.

  • Commercial Availability Search Record

    This form needs to be completed if you are requesting permission to use non-organic seed, agricultural ingredients, food additives or processing aids.

  • Preparation and Handling System Plan

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you need to resubmit this form if you have made changes to the information required in the organic system plan. Please note that if you have incorporated your organic system plan into a quality manual, then you will need to submit the current version of your quality manual.

  • List of Products

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you need to resubmit this form if you are updated the product list from the previous application.

  • Equipment List

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you need to resubmit this form if you are updated the equipment list from the previous application.

  • Equipment Sanitation Matrix

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you need to resubmit this form if you updated the equipment sanitation matrix from the previous application.

  • Suppliers List

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you need to resubmit this form if you updated the supplier list from the previous application.

  • Pest Management Activity and Product Listing

    All new CSI organic processor clients need to complete this form.

  • Organic Product Profile Sheet

    All new CSI organic processors and handler clients need to complete this form if they are requesting certification of multi-ingredient products.

    If you are applying for recertification, then you can resubmit the same product profile sheet from the previous application if no changes to the product profiles were made. You need to update and resubmit this form if you made changes to the product profiles from the previous application.

  • CSI Organic Certification Policy Manual - ORG-QSP 10.1.0

    This quality system procedure outlines the application and certification procedures for clients who apply to CSI for certification as either an organic farm, livestock operator, or organic processor/handler under the Canada Organic Regime and/or the JAS Organic Law and regulations.  This policy manual also outlines the inspection procedures carried out by CSI recognized inspectors to determine compliance of an applicant's system with the organic standard(s) to which application was made.