Slipping quietly under the news radar this past week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has certified new regulations for organic food that require food producers to comply with country-wide standards.
Under the new regulations, products must be a minimum of 95% organic to be able to be advertised as such (terms include organic, organically grown, organically raised, organically produced, or other similar labels or abbreviations).
Produce will have to be 100% organic to bear the new logo, while prepared or processed foods must be made from at least 95% organic ingredients. Products with between 70 – 95% organic ingredients may list their ingredients as being organic, but may not use the logo.
The standards apply not only to food and drink intended for human consumption, but also includes livestock, livestock feed and the cultivation of plants.