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USDA National Organic Program (NOP)

Please note that the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) and the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) have an organic standards equivalency agreement. Products from anywhere in the world certified to Canadian standards may be shipped to the United States and use the USDA NOP logo as long as the product meets the critical requirements. For further  information on COR accreditation please see below.

IFOAM accreditation

Acronym: IFOAM Date first offered: 1994 Scheme owner IFOAM – Organics International is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Founded in 1972 as the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) a membership organisation to represent the global organic movement promoting and lobbying for wider adoption of organic production, it remains true to […]

European Recognition Programme

Acronym: ERP Date first offered: 1998 Scheme owner The Organic Unit of the Directorate General Agriculture (DG AGRI) of the European Commission is the scheme owner working with the European Parliament and Member State authorities. The regulation (EC) 834 of 2007 provides the framework for the rules on the production and sale of organic products […]

Canada Organic Regime

Acronym: COR Launch date: 30 June 2009 Scheme owner The Canada Organic Regime is implemented by the Canada Organic Office (COO), part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The framework for the COR is the Organic Products Regulations of 2009 (OPR 2009) which set out requirements for organic product labeling and the various actors […]