Canada Organic Office
Does the Canada Organic Office recognize OMRI's decisions about materials?
In accordance with a recent memo from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Certifying Bodies (CBs) that certify products to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards may choose to accept OMRI's determinations. They may also consult with OMRI in order to obtain the technical guidance necessary to review input products for compliance. Read the full CFIA memo: Input Verifcation under the Canada Organic Regime. The COO is allowing Canadian CBs to choose whether they will accept OMRI's material review determinations, and most accept an OMRI certificate for products reviewed to the COR standards. However, please check with your CB before using a new product in your certified organic operation.