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SIC Terms of Reference

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in partnership with the Organic Federation of Canada, has developed the Organic Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC). The objective of the Committee is to provide, to the Canada Organic Office (COO) interpretive guidance on issues related to the National Standards for Organic Agriculture (CAN/CGSB 32.310 and CAN/CGSB 32.311).

Click here to read the SIC Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference document is the result of the work of an Organic Federation of Canada Task Force to provide some guidance to the Canada Organic Office regarding ongoing interpretation of the Canada organic standard.

Proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture are posted on the website of OFC.

The elected members of the Standards Interpretation Committee are:

Jean Duval - agronomist

Rochelle Eisen - organic specialist - Chair of the SIC

Janine Gibson - organic inspector

Amy Kremen - organic consultant

François Labelle - agronomist

Kelly Monaghan - Ash Street Organics

Rob Wallbridge - organic specialist

Nicole Boudreau - manager - Organic Federation of Canada

Marie-Claire Hurteau (CFIA) 

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