New Canada Organic logo released

Thursday, June 25th, 2009No Comments



The federal government has released the final version of the “Biologique Canada Organic” logo for use starting next week on certified organic food sold in Canada.

“This organic logo allows consumers to make informed, confident choices,” Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in a release Wednesday. “At the same time, the new regulations will allow Canadian organic farmers to have their products recognized in this emerging market.”

Domestic and imported products that meet the production requirements of the government’s new Organic Products Regulations (OPR) and contain at least 95 per cent organic content may be labeled as “organic” and feature the Biologique Canada Organic logo.

The OPR, which come into force on Tuesday, June 30, lay out the standards for the certification of products as organic by accredited certification bodies. Regardless of origin, all products seeking organic certification must meet Canada’s standards, the government said Wednesday.

To that end, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture recently inked an “equivalency” agreement to allow Canadian and U.S. products to be certified as organic in either country.

1000332132-1
Products that meet Canada's organic production requirements and are at least 95 per cent organic content may now use this logo.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Newsletter
STAY IN THE LOOP.

Sign up for upcoming newsletters full of awesome deals, new products and coffee offerings. Save 5% for signing up!

Featured Blog Post
sumatra ika red cherry special prep
FEATURED BLOG POST Sumatra Ika

Red Cherry Special Prep

Featured Coffee
french_roast
FEATURED COFFEE
French Roast

BUY NOW
copyright ©2011 all rights reserved