List of Approved Canadian Accreditors and Certifiers - Organic Trade Association
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List of Approved Canadian Accreditors and Certifiers


Please Note: this list is subject to change

In order to be compliant with Canada's Organic Products Regulations as of June 30, 2009, all operators must be certified to the Canadian organic standards and meet other requirements under the regulations. All certifiers must be accredited by one of the approved Conformity Verification Bodies (accreditors).

Operators are encouraged to contact their certifiers, even if listed here, to confirm their accreditation under the Canada Organic Regime.

For a more comprehensive list of CVBs and CBs operating under the 2009 OPR log on to the members only section here.

Conformity Verification Bodies (accreditors):

1. CAEQ - Committee on Accreditation for Evaluation of Quality (CARTV Accreditation Division, formerly CAAQ)
2. COABC- Certified Organic Association of British Columbia
3. IOAS - International Organic Accreditation Service
4. SCC - Standards Council of Canada
5. DAP- German Accreditation System for Testing

Accreditation bodies may apply for recognition by the Canada Organic Office of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Certifying Bodies:
Certifiers accredited to deliver certification services under the 2009 OPR:

Atlantic Certified Organic Co-operative (ACO)
Australia Certified Organic (ACO)
BCS Öko–Garantie
Bio-Gro New Zealand
British Columbia Association for Regenerative Agriculture (BACRA)
CCOF Certification Services
Centre for Systems Integration (CSI)
Consorzio per il Controllo dei Prodotti Biologici (CCPB)
Control Union Certifications
Ecocert Canada
Etko Ekolojyk Tarim Kontrol Organizasyonu
Food Safety
Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA)
Gesellschaft für Ressourcenshutz (GfRS)
Global Organic Alliance (GOA)
Instituto Biodinamico (IBD)
International Certification Services (ICS)
Istituto Mediterraneo Di Certificazione (IMC)
Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (ICEA)
National Association Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA)
Oregon Tilth
Organic Agriculture Certification Thailand (ACT)
Organic Certifiers
Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA)
Organic Food Development Certification Center of China (OFDC)
Organic Producers Association of Manitoba Co-operative (OPAM)
Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA)
Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS)
Pro-Cert Canada
QC&I International Services
QMI - SAI Global
Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Quality Certification Services (QCS)
Québec Vrai (OCQV)
Suolo E Salute
Washington State Deptartment of Agriculture (WSDA)

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