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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: .. Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.. (Pro-Cert).. is Canada s foremost national certifier of organic food products with some 1,700 producers, processors and traders from across Canada and the United-States of America.. Pro-Cert is.. ISO Guide 65 (EN54011).. compliant and accredited by the.. Standards Council of Canada (SCC).. , a member of the.. International Accreditation Forum (IAF).. Pro-Cert is also accredited by the.. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).. , the.. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).. Japan Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).. and the.. Committee on Accreditation for Evaluation of Quality (CAEQ, Quebec).. as detailed under our.. Accreditation page.. Click here to find more information about us.. Revised and Final.. Standards Interpretation Committee Questions and Answers.. are now available for review.. The final answers will be posted on the CFIA website in the near future.. Q & A English.. Q & R Français.. Canada signs an organic equivalency arrangement with Costa Rica.. Click here for more details.. New.. The proposed responses are open for comments until May 24, 2013.. Read about organic regulation updates, market trends and tips on organic production in the Winter 2013 Pro-Cert Newsletter.. Click here for the Newsletter.. Standards Interpretation Committee Questions and Answers and.. Commented/Revised Answers from the.. Standards Interpretation Committee.. The proposed responses are open for comments until March 22, 2013.. Canada and Switzerland have reached an Organic Equivalency Recognition.. Details are available at the following links:.. Canada-Switzerland Equivalency Recognition-English.. ;.. Reconnaissance de l équivalence des produits biologiques du Canada et de la Suisse-français.. These final answers will be posted on the CFIA website in the near future.. Standards Interpretation Committee Questions and Answers Regarding the National.. Standards for Organic Organic Agriculture are now available for review.. The proposed responses are open for comments until December 3, 2012.. The USDA-NOP publishes recommended penalties for violations of specific regulatory requirements under the NOP.. Click Here to view  ...   Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standards are now available.. Contact Pro-Cert for details about the certification of your aquaculture products.. The European Union and the United States have announced an Organic Equivalency Arrangement which will begin on June 1, 2012.. Organic products certified in Europe or in the United States may be sold as organic in either region.. Canada has recognized the USDA organic pasture regulations as equivalent to the Canadian organic stocking rates.. The critical variance no longer applies to ruminant animals or ruminant products traded under the U.. S.. /Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.. New revised versions of the.. Canadian Organic Standards (CAN/CGSB-32.. 310-2006).. and.. Permitted Substances Lists (CAN/CGSB-32.. 311-2006).. are now available.. Quebec adopts the Canadian Organic Standards.. Le Québec adopte les Normes Biologique du Canada.. Click here for details in English.. Appuyez ici pour des détails en français.. New Directives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency;.. Labeling of organic products under the Canada Organic Regime.. Export of Canadian Organic Products Certified in Compliance with the COR/NOP Equivalency Arrangement.. As of June 20, 2011, Canada is listed on the European Union Third Countries List.. Organic Products of Canadian origin certified to the Organic Products Regulations are deemed to be equivalent to Regulation (EC) No 834/2007.. Organic products from the European Union may also be imported into Canada.. For complete details please consult the following documents:.. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 590/2011.. ,.. CFIA Document EUCOEA.. Canada-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangement:.. In June, 2011, the Government of Canada entered into an arrangement on the trade of organic products with the European Union.. Please click here to view copies of letters exchanged between the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the European Commission.. Directives about the Canada-US Equivalency Arrangement are now available.. Directives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are the following:.. Directive #1.. Directive #2.. Directives from the USDA-NOP are the following:.. Q&A on Directive #1..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Pro-Cert resulted from the merger in 1999 of two very similar organic certification agencies:.. Organic Crop Producers & Processors (OCPP) of Ontario, Canada,.. Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Pro-Cert) of Saskatchewan, Canada.. Both founding affiliates started certification in 1990, were owned and operated by Professional Agrologists (P.. Ag.. s) and worked on a fee for service basis.. Neither agency required memberships or demanded royalties.. The obvious commonalities, the strategic east-west office locations, the like-minded founding principals and the need for the intellectual and financial mass to survive in Canada s unregulated organic environment  ...   Pro-Cert from its Head Office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and its Eastern Branch Office in Cambray, Ontario.. Pro-Cert certifies some 1,700 organic producers, processors, handlers and traders in Canada and the US.. Pro-Cert s certification scope grew from certification to it s own standard to certification via appropriate accreditation to:.. the Canadian Organic Standards and Product Regulations;.. the EC Regulation 834/07 and 889/08;.. the USDA National Organic Program;.. The Quebec Organic Reference Standards;.. MAFF (JAS) Regulations.. Pro-Cert also assists applicants in obtaining Bio-Suisse (Switzerland) certification and certification to the Brazil Regulations and Standards..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Pro-Cert s operating policies and procedures conform with the International Standards Organization.. ISO/IEC Guide 65.. (and related guides); the EEC European Economic Community.. Standard EN 45011.. and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).. Standard CANP-3G.. Accreditation to this effect was first received from the.. Standards Council of Canada.. on November 28, 2001.. Pro-Cert, formally OCPP/Pro-Cert Canada Inc.. (OC/PRO) was accredited as a certifying agent by the.. USDA NOP.. on May 24, 2002.. Pro-Cert was accredited to conform with Quebec requirements by  ...   accredited by the.. Canadian Food Inspection Agency.. to certify agricultural products as organic in accordance with the requirements set out in CAN/CGSB 32.. 310 and CAN/CGSB 32.. 311 on July 6, 2009.. Pro-Cert obtained accreditation to certify to the.. Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).. by the Japan Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) in May of 2010.. It also applied for accreditation to the South Korean Minister of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MIFAFF) on October 23, 2009.. Pro-Cert Currently Accredited by:..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Pro-Cert provides professional organic certification services to the following Standards/Regulations:.. 1.. The Canadian Organic Standard (CAN/CGSB - 32.. 310 and 32.. 311) and Products Regulation (COR).. 2.. The European Organic Program (EEC Regulation 834/2007 and 889/2008).. 3.. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP).. 4.. The Quebec Organic Program (CARTV).. 5.. 6.. South Korean Organic Program (Coming Soon!).. 7.. BIOSUISSE (Switzerland) - Data collection only.. Scope of Operations.. Pro-Cert provides third-party certification of organic food and fibre quality to all  ...   of Canada includes:.. Certification of producers, processors, handlers and traders of organic food, feed and fibre, in the following areas:.. Grain and Forage Crops.. Livestock, Dairy and Poultry.. Horticultural Crops.. Wild Crops.. Aquatic Crops.. Silviculture Crops.. Aquatic Plants and Animals.. Certification of organic products derived from the above through organic food, feed and fibre processing techniques as defined by the suppliers which include:.. Body care products (cosmetics).. Textiles.. Certification of organic production inputs and organic processing ingredients.. JAS Certification Program..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Producer Certification Fee Schedule for Western Canada.. Producer Certification Fee Schedule for Eastern Canada.. Producer Certification Fee Schedule for United States.. Processors, Handler & Traders Certification Fee Schedule.. Processors Fees are quoted on the basis of the facility size, complexity and certification risk as per the following.. Fee Schedule..  ...   Quotation Form or contact us at.. info@pro-cert.. org.. Request for Quotation (English.. ).. Demande de Prix/Renseignements (Français.. Organic Input Substance Review.. Organic Input Substance Review Fees are quoted on the basis of the quantity and complexity of the substances and products to be reviewed as per the following.. )..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS.. Pro-Cert Organic Certification documents are available for download in PDF or as a fillable document (Microsoft Word).. Printable Certification Documents for Organic Producers - PDF.. Producer Application & Contract.. 2013 Producer Application & Contract - Initial.. 2013 Producer Application & Contract - Extension.. Other Producer Certification Documents.. Organic Standards & Regulations Guide.. Standard Operating Procedure for Producer Organic Certification.. Wild Rice Initial Application & Contract.. Wild Rice Extension Application & Contract.. Appendix A: Organic Livestock.. Appendix B: On-Farm Processing.. Appendix C: Greenhouse Management.. Appendix D: Wild Crop Harvesting.. Appendix E: Apiculture.. Schedule 7.. 1 Product Profile.. Prior Land Use Affidavit.. Transportation Sanitation Affidavit.. Plant Sanitation Affidavit.. Organic Seed Search Summary.. Storage/Bin Record.. Production and Storage Summary.. Produce Transportation & Marketing Record.. Livestock Marketing Record - Large Stock.. Livestock Marketing Record - Poultry.. Table 4.. 1 Long Term Field Management History (1998-2008).. 1 Long Term Field Management History (2009 -2019).. Pasture Dry Matter Intake Worksheet EXCEL Format.. Pasture Dry Matter Intake Worksheet PDF Format.. Pasture Dry Matter Intake Worksheet SAMPLE.. Printable Certification Documents for Organic Processors and Handlers  ...   Livestock.. Fillable Certification Documents for Organic Processors and Handlers.. Schedule of Supplier Certification Status Table (EXCEL).. Input Substance Summary Table (EXCEL).. JAS Certification Documents (PDF).. JAS Producer Initial Application Add-On Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Producer Initial Application Add-On Option Western North America (Head Office).. JAS Producer Initial Application JAS Only Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Producer Initial Application JAS Only Option Western North America (Head Office).. JAS Processor Initial Application Add-On Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Processor Initial Application Add-On Option Western North America (Head Office).. JAS Processor Initial Application JAS Only Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Processor Initial Application JAS Only Option Western North America (Head Office).. JAS Re-Packer Initial Application Add-On Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Re-Packer Initial Application Add-On Option Western North America (Head Office.. JAS Re-Packer Initial Application JAS Only Option Eastern North America (Eastern Branch Office).. JAS Re-Packer Initial Application JAS Only Option Western North America (Head Office).. JAS Grading Record.. JAS Annual Grading Report for Processed Product Sales..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Certified Client List of Operators Located in Canada with Products in Compliance to the Canadian Organic Regime (COR).. Certified Client List of Operators Compliant to the USDA-NOP.. Certified Client List and Products for JAS (Japan Agriculture Standard).. Certified Operators Located in the Province of Quebec (LOSOC search database).. Pro-Cert Approved Brand Name Input Substances Directory & Lists.. Organic Buyer & Processor Profiles..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: The Following are links to Organic Standards and Regulations.. Printed copies of these Organic Standards and Regulations may be obtained from Pro-Cert as per the following Document:.. Guide to Organic Standards and Regulations.. Organic Standards and Regulations.. The.. Canadian Organic Products Regulation (COR).. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP).. The Quebec Organic Reference Standards (CARTV).. European Organic Regulations EC No.. 889/2008.. 834/2007.. MAFF (JAS) Regulations.. NEW!.. 2012 MAFF (JAS) Agricultural Standards.. 2012 MAFF (JAS) Technical Criterias.. Bio-Suisse.. Organic Aquaculture Standards (CAN/CGSB-32.. 310-2012).. ; for purchase only.. Organic Trade Arrangements.. Guide to Organic Equivalency.. The Canada-US Equivalency Arrangement (COR/NOP).. Information on the Canada-US Equivalency Arrangement (COR/NOP).. Directive 09 -01: Certification of organic products to the requirements of the Canada- US import export arrangement.. Amendments to Directive 09 -01: Certification of organic products to the requirements of the US- Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement.. Export of Canadian Organic  ...   No 1235/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing of Council REgulation (EC) N0 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries).. The United-States-Europe Equivalency Arrangement (NOP/EU) (For U.. Operators Only).. Information on the United States-Europe Equivalency Arrangement (NOP/EU).. USDA-NOP Webinar on the United States-Europe Equivalency Arrangement (NOP/EU).. USDA-NOP Directive on Exporting USDA Organic Products to the European Union May 25, 2012.. USDA-NOP Import Certificate.. United-States/Japan Export Arrangement (NOP/JAS) (For U.. Operators Only).. Overview of NOP/JAS Export Arranagement.. TM 11 Form.. United-States/Taiwan Export Arrangement (For U.. Overview of NOP/Taiwan Export Arranagement.. Canada/Taiwan Export Arrangement (For Canadian Operators Only).. Requirements for Export of Organic Products to Taiwan from Canada.. Canada/Switzerland Organic Equivalency Recognition (for Canafian Operators Only).. Swiss Confederation Certificate of Inspection for the Import of Products from Organic Production.. Canada/Costa Rica Organic Equivalency Recognition (for Canafian Operators Only).. Canada-Costa Rica Equivalency Arrangement..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Listings of Applied Literature.. Literature and Documents.. Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) publication.. Guidelines for Compost Quality.. Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Summary Table.. NOP 2011 Progam Handbook: Guidance and Instructions for Accredited Certifying Agents & Certifying Operations.. White Paper, Consumer Confusion about the diffierence: "Natural" and "Organic" product Claims.. Organic Trade Association, August 2010.. The Canadian Organic Sector, Trade Data and Retail Sales (2008), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.. SPINS, Growth Rates Organic VS Natural Products.. Health Canada PMRA List of Formulants.. Canadian Food Inspection Agency Documents and Directives.. Canada Organic Office Operating Manual Version V14 (English).. Bureau Bio-Canada Manuel de Fonctionnement Version V14 (Français).. Information on the Labelling of Organic Products.. Directive 09 -01: Certification of organic products to the requirements of the Canada- US importexport agreement.. Directive 10-03: Certification of multi ingredient products when imported ingredients are  ...   Directive 10-05: Labeling of organic products under the Canada Organic Regime.. CFIA Notification COO Manual Version 14 June 26, 2012.. ACIA Notification Manuel de fonctionnement Version 14 le 26 juin 2012.. USDA-NOP and COR Pasture Rule Literature.. Dry Matter Demand Tables for Beef Cattle.. Dry Matter Demand Tables for Dairy Cattle.. Dry Matter Demand Tables for Goat.. Calculating DMI from Pasture.. NOP Access to Pasture Q & A.. NOP Access to Pasture Factsheet.. USDA-NOP/JAPAN Export Arrangement (NOP/JAS).. Presentations.. Requirements for the compliance of off-farm compost (Pro-Cert Organic Systems).. Latest News in Organic Certification, March 12, 2010 (Pro-Cert Organic Systems).. Health Strategies for Organic Dairy Farms, Hubert J.. Karreman, VMD.. The Organic Certification Process, March 23, 2011 (Pro-Cert Organic Systems).. Links to External Libraries.. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Publications.. Government of Saskatchewan Organic Agriculture Publications.. Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada Publications..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: Pro-Cert regularly publishes newsletters and news with updates on Pro-Cert s organic certification program and changes in government regulations, standards and technical criterias.. Recent newsletters and news are available below.. PRO-CERT NEWSLETTERS.. Winter 2013 Newsletter.. January, 2011 Newsletter.. December, 2009 Newsletter.. January, 2009 Newsletter.. June 26, 2006 USDA NOP Federal Register Notice Revisions to Livestock Standards.. January, 2006 OCPP/Pro Cert Canada Inc.. Newsletter No.. 06/01.. USDA-NOP NEWSLETTERS.. NOP December 2011.. NOP Summer 2011.. NOP December 2010.. NEWS.. "Organic Ground Shifts (Again)", Pro-Cert News Release, February 3, 2010..

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  • Title: Pro-Cert Organic
    Descriptive info: The Following are links to North American "Organic" organizations and government agencies active in North America.. Government Agencies.. MAFF (JAS) Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Japan).. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA Canadian Organic Office).. Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV).. European Commission Organic Agriculture.. Bio-Suisse (Switzerland Organic.. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food  ...   Regional Network(ACORN).. Organic Council of Ontario (OCO).. The Organic Trade Association (OTA).. Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO).. Organic Federation of Canada (OFC).. Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC).. Saskatchewan Organic Directorate (SOD).. Organic Consumers Association (USA).. Organic Consumers Association (Canada).. The Cornucopia Institute.. Producer Record Keeping Software.. JG Software, Organic Grain Growers Computer Software Program..

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