The National Organic Standard of Canada regulates organic food production, organic livestock handling and organic processing practices and is the ultimate authority of organic process in Canada. It should be used to answer specific questions regarding organic production.

To facilitate trade around the world, Canada's Organic Standard is comparable to the standards of the European Union, United States, Japan and the Codex Alimentarius Commission standard.

The Organic Standard (CAN/CGSB 32.310) and the The Permitted Substances List (CAN/CGSB 32.311) are available from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website free of charge at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/organic-products/standards/eng/1300368619837/1300368673172.

Paper copies of the Organic Standard and Permitted Substanced List can be ordered by telephone by calling:

1-800-665-2472

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