British Columbia Certified Organic

British Columbia Certified Organic

Governing Organization

Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies


Government Affiliated, IFOAM Organic

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered



The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) is an umbrella association for certification bodies which provides certification accreditation and leadership in the development of organic food production throughout British Columbia and Canada. The COABC was created in 1993 under the Agri-Food Choice and Quality Act of British Columbia to administer the BC Certified Organic Program, to ensure program credibility, facilitate domestic and international trade, and to promote the overall growth of the organic food community in BC.

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