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  • Summary of Modifications to the Canada Organic Standards (COS) - March 2018
    06/25/2018

    On April 12, 2018, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) published the latest revisions to CAN/CGSB-32.310:2015 – Organic Production Systems: General Principles and Management Standards and CAN/CGSB-32.311:2015 – Organic Production Systems: Permitted Substances Lists (PSL). These revisions were proposed and agreed upon by the CGSB Technical committee to address some gaps identified in...

  • OMRI Canada Product List Update
    08/20/2014

    OMRI recently listed several more products for use in production under the Canada Organic Regime standards.  You are welcome to download the updated OMRI Canada Products List from the OMRI website at: http://www.omri.org/canada-list.   

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  • Public Review of Canada's Organic Agriculture Standards
    07/24/2014

    The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) has released draft editions of the following Organic Agriculture Standards: 

    • CAN/CGSB 32.310 Organic production systems ― General principles and management standards 
    • CAN/CGSB 32.311 Organic production systems ― Permitted substances lists 

     
    These two standards can now be downloaded for public review.  ...

  • The Canadian Grain Commission reminder
    06/18/2013

    The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2013 in Eastern Canada.  Currently, commercial cleanliness requirements for Triticale, Canada (CAN) do not include tolerances for roughage. As recommended by the Eastern Standards Committee at its April 2013 meeting, the following roughage tolerance for exports of...

  • OMRI Launches Canada Pilot Program
    06/17/2013

    OMRI is pleased to announce the much anticipated launch of the OMRI Canada Pilot Program. Applications for review to Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards are now being accepted, exclusively for products already OMRI Listed® to USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards. The fee for the OMRI Canada “add-on” review service is $215 U.S., renewable annually.
    “We literally cannot wait to...

  • The Quavera Alliance's International Network
    12/07/2011

    The Quavera Alliance's international network for reliable organic certification, which includes CSI, is strengthened by welcoming three new certification bodies to its ranks. Read the press release.