CFIA (previously titled Canada Organic Office)
Does CFIA 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 Verification under the Canada Organic Regime. The CFIA 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, organic producers should check with their CB before using a new product in their certified organic operation.