Spot Canada Organic
When you spot the Canada Organic Biologique logo, you know a product has been certified by an official certification body that has been accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Canada’s organic product regulations apply to food and drink for human consumption, livestock feed, seeds and plants. In order to be certified, every organic farm and processing facility is inspected at least annually.
Organic certification is a rigorous process that requires producers to adhere to a strict set of standards that go above and beyond all the applicable food safety laws. These include:
- the use of land that has been free of chemicals for at least three years;
- detailed record-keeping and regular audits;
- full food traceability, from the field to the market;
- routine on-site inspections.
Organic food cannot be grown with toxic and persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, GMOs, antibiotics or hormones. The food is minimally processed without using artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
The organic industry prides itself on its treatment of animals. Organic livestock are fed organic feed, graze outdoors, and have room to move around in their housing. The Canada Organic Biologique logo ensures transparent, sustainable, and humane treatment of livestock.
In short, the Canada Organic Biologique logo is your assurance that a product is following organic standards, so make sure to look for it on your next grocery run! Find your favourite product with the Canada Organic Logo and submit a picture to our ‘Spot the Logo’ contest on our Facebook page. By entering your picture you stand a chance to win one of 7 awesome organic gift baskets we will be raffling during Organic Week this September 21-28! You can also enter through Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #spotcanadaorganic