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Organic claims on food labels

An organic product is an agriculture or aquaculture product that has been certified as organic under part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

Part 13 of the SFCR is designed to protect consumers against false and misleading organic claims and to govern the use of the organic logo. All aspects of food labels and advertising contribute to the overall impression a food product makes. Therefore, foods making organic claims must also comply with the General Principles for Labelling and Advertising.

The SFCR applies to interprovincially and internationally traded organic products. For information on organic products sold only within a province, refer to Organic products sold intraprovincially.

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