How are imported organic food's classified?

Becky Lipton from Alberta Organic says, prospective sellers of organic food's world-wide must meet a Canadian standard "A product cannot market itself as organic unless it passes a rigourous Canadian standard. The CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), will travel to farms and processing facilities at least once a year to ensure that the products meets those standards."

Canada however, has an equivalent standard with several other countries. Lipton says those countries include "The United States, the EU Standard, The Swiss Standard, The Japanese Standard and the Costa-Rican Standard.

Statistically Lipton says your likely not the only one with concerns over organic foods as "74% of Albertans in 2017 have reported consuming organic foods, and that number is greater than any other province in Alberta."

Lipton says this number is on the rise, and local intrest in organic products has jumped massively in the last couple years.



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