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The CFIA has provided this clarification on slaughter facilities to certifiers. Operations should be aware of this information, so they can choose the best options available for their situation:

Part 13 of SFCR does not require operators conducting slaughtering activities to be certified. This activity must at a minimum be inspected on a yearly basis as part of the organic system plan of the certified operator (person holding the certification and retaining ownership for the livestock).

As per C.11 of the COR Operating Manual:

•         operators conducting slaughtering activities and that do not own the livestock (product) can receive an Attestation of Compliance (AOC) for this activity, if they choose so.

•         operators conducting the slaughtering activities who own (purchased) the livestock must be certified with an organic product certificate.

It is important to note that in all cases, it is the responsibility of the certification body (CB) to analyze all of the slaughterhouse’s relevant operational activities, product, ownership, where the product is going etc. and determine if certification (product or packaging and labelling certificate), inspection through a certified operator’s plan or AOC is appropriate. It is important that CBs make slaughterhouses aware that they have several options available to them. Please note that the same approach applies to any other AOC activity.

Under Part 13 of the SFCR post-slaughtering packaging and labelling activities require mandatory packaging and labelling certification for operators who conduct this activity on behalf of the product owner (holder of the product certificate) ( SFCR s. 342). Please note that in the case of a person acting on behalf of the certified product owner , the name of the CB that issues the packaging and labelling certificate cannot appear on the label. Only the name of the CB that certified the final product and issued the product certificate will appear on the label (SFCR s. 354 (a)).

OCIA Note: If a slaughter facility completes final packaging and/or labeling after slaughter, they would need to request the AOC and P&L. If they only package in a container for transport, and the final packaging/labeling is completed by the certified entity, the P&L would not be needed by the slaughterhouse.

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For applicants who are new or currently under suspension, please see the end of the page for some important notes.

An estimate for your 2021 certification and inspection fees was sent with the login information. Please promptly send payment to the address on the invoice. If you are a new applicant, OCIA will not review your file until payment is received.

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For farm operations, the inspector must see your crop in the field, so check-strips must be left in all fields requested for certification if any harvest occurs prior to inspection. For hay fields, any hay harvested prior to inspection cannot be certified as organic.

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Para los solicitantes nuevos: recuerde que, como solicitante nuevo, su operación actualmente no puede etiquetar o vender productos como orgánicos. Si se otorga la certificación orgánica, se emitirá un certificado orgánico y el producto se podrá vender como orgánico.

Para las operaciones agrícolas, el inspector debe ver su cultivo en el campo, por lo que si se produce alguna cosecha antes de la inspección, se deben dejar franjas o surcos de verificación en todos los campos solicitados para la certificación. Para los campos de heno, cualquier heno cosechado antes de la inspección no puede certificarse como orgánico.

Para operaciones suspendidas: tenga en cuenta que ningún producto puede venderse como "orgánico" mientras está suspendido y que el producto anterior ya no es "orgánico". Para las operaciones agrícolas, cualquier cultivo actualmente almacenado ya no es orgánico y debe venderse de manera convencional. Solo los cultivos cosechados después del restablecimiento, si se otorga, pueden venderse como "orgánicos". Cualquier cultivo cosechado de los campos antes de la reinstalación debe venderse de manera convencional ".

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