COR Certification Can Help Boost Sales in the Expanding Canadian Organic Market

US/Canada Equivalency Arrangement

Processors certified organic through the National Organic Program (NOP) can ship to Canada with the US/Canada Equivalency Arrangement.  The arrangement recognizes NOP standards and the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards as equivalent, with critical variances.


Critical Variances for Products Entering Canada

  • Products must be produced without the use of sodium nitrate (Chilean nitrate).
  • Products must not be produced using hydroponic or aeroponic methods.
  • Livestock products (other than from ruminants) must be from animal systems that meet the stocking rates as set for in the Canadian Standard (CAN/CGSB 32.310-2006).

Attestation Statement
US organic products imported to Canada must be accompanied by an organic certificate issued by a US accredited certifying agent along with a document which has the following attestation statement “Certified in compliance with the terms of the US-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement”.


Labeling Requirements

US organic products imported into Canada must meet Canadian organic labeling requirements and may bear the Canada Organic logo. The logo must be requested from the US accredited certifying agent. Use of the Canada organic logo is voluntary and its use, either alone or with the USDA’s organic seal, is permitted provided the organic content of the product is 95% or greater.

Further information on exporting products to Canada can be found on USDA website.

US/COR Equivalent Cook’s Delight® Soup Bases

Integrative Flavors® is pleased to announce we expanded have our Cook’s Delight® organic soup base product line to include soups that meet the standards for US/COR Equivalency for Export.  Request a sample of our available products for your test kitchen.

Cook’s Delight® Organic Chicken Flavor Soup Base CH-905
Cook’s Delight® Organic Vegetable Granular Soup Base VG-938
Cook’s Delight® Organic Beef Soup Base BF-912
Cook’s Delight® Organic Vegetable Paste Soup Base VG-939
Cook’s Delight® Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Soup Base VG-940

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