Canadian Standards Interpretation Committee – Comment period
Canadian Standards Interpretation Committee
Comment period – December 2, 2019 to January 13, 2020
What is the difference between outdoor pastures and outdoor areas?
Is non-organic sugar permitted as a regular food source for bees that produce organic honey?
Can bark or forestry by-products alone fulfill the 10% compost criteria for greenhouse container growing?
If tests demonstrate acceptable levels of heavy metals, foreign matter and human pathogens, as specified in Guidelines for Compost Quality, is compost made from Municipal Source Separated Organic (SSO) household waste, which is composed mainly of vegetal and animal origin but could contain some coloured newsprint (added to household containers to absorb moisture and odors), and possibly other prohibited substances, permitted?
… and many other questions.
Click here to see the proposed answers to various questions raised by organic stakeholders regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture. The proposed responses are subject to a 30-day comment period from December 2, 2019 to January 13, 2020.
All comments regarding these answers should be sent to OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca
The report from the last public comment period – September 30 to October 30, 2019 – is available – click here.