Welcome to "ON Organic"

Recently the Canadian Organic Office (COO) released an updated operating manual which includes information on policies relating to the Canada Organic Regime (COR). If you are interested in obtaining an updated version please contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) at 613.773.6222 or you can request a copy through their website at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/orgbio/man/orgbiomane.shtml.

Also, the Canada Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC) is currently accepting comments on their latest round of proposed answers to questions resulting from the Canadian Organic Standard. You can provide feedback to the committee during the comment period running from July 16 to Sept 17, 2012. Please contact the committee at OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca. To view the full document with questions and proposed answers please visit the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC) website at www.organicfederation.ca and follow the links to current Q&A's under the 'Standards Interpretation' tab.

As always we welcome your comments and any suggestions for topics in the newsletter.

Thank you once again to our contributing authors and to EFAO, OCO and others who pass along our newsletter on a regular basis.

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