Organic aquaculture products will be required to comply with the Organic Aquaculture Standard CAN/CGSB-32.312 Organic Production Systems – Aquaculture – General principles, management standards and permitted substances lists incorporated by reference in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), by January 15, 2021. An aquaculture product that is sent or conveyed from one province to another or that is imported and that is labelled with an organic expression must be certified by a CFIA accredited Certification Body. Certification may be granted for persons requesting certification of organic aquaculture products before the end of the transition period provided the relevant requirements under the SFCR are met. If the product meets the certification requirements it could also display the Canada Organic Logo on the label when sold within or outside of Canada.

For more information please visit the CFIA Organic Aquaculture Products webpage and the Public Services and Procurement Canada page on the Organic Aquaculture Standard.

Ecocert Canada is accredited for certification under standard CAN/CGSB 32.312 of processed aquaculture products (including the packaging and labeling). ECOCERT can therefore control your products under this program if they meet the criteria of CAN/CGSB 32.312. The raw material suppliers must also comply with SFCR/CAN-CGSB 32.312.

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