21. Any claim or statement referred to in sections 24 and 25 shall appear on the label of an organic product in English and in French or in one of those languages if, in accordance with subsection B.01.012(3), (7) or (11) of the Food and Drug Regulations, the information that is required by those Regulations to be shown on the label of the food may be shown in that language only.
22. The logo set out in Schedule 2 is prescribed as an agricultural product legend.
Use of the Agricultural Product Legend
23. (1) No person shall affix the logo set out in Schedule 2 to a product other than an organic product.
(2) Despite subsection (1), no person shall affix the logo set out in Schedule 2 to a multi-ingredient product whose organic content is less than 95%.
Labelling and Advertising Requirements
24. (1) No person shall affix a label to a product, or make an advertisement for a product, that contains the words “organic”, “organically grown”, “organically raised”, “organically produced” — or similar words, including abbreviations of, symbols for and phonetic renderings of those words — unless the product is
(a) an organic product, other than an organic product that is a multi-ingredient product; or
(b) a multi-ingredient product that is an organic product and that contains at least 95% organic contents.
(2) Despite subsection (1), a multi-ingredient product that is an organic product but contains less than 95% organic contents may be labelled or advertised with the words “organic ingredients” if those words
(a) are immediately preceded with the percentage, rounded down to the nearest whole number, of the contents that are organic; and
(b) are of the same size and prominence as the preceding words, numbers, signs or symbols that indicate the applicable percentage.
(3) Despite subsection (1), a list of ingredients on a label affixed to a multi-ingredient product that is not an organic product may indicate which of the ingredients are organic.
25. No person shall affix a label containing the words referred to in subsection 24(1) or (2) to an organic product unless the label also contains
(a) the name of the certification body that has certified the product as organic;
(b) in the case of a multi-ingredient product, the organic contents identified as organic in its list of ingredients; and
(c) in the case of an imported product for which the agricultural product legend is used on the label, the statement “Product of” immediately preceding the name of the country of origin or the statement “Imported” in close proximity to the legend.
INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
26. No person shall market a product as an organic product in interprovincial trade unless the product meets the requirements set out in these Regulations.
27. (1) No person shall import or market a product as an organic product in Canada unless the product
(a) is an organic product under these Regulations; or
(b) originates from a country with which the Agency has entered into an agreement or an arrangement regarding the importation and exportation of organic products and the product is certified as organic, in accordance with the agreement or the arrangement, by a certification body recognized by that country.
(2) Despite subsection (1), a product originating from a country that has not entered into an agreement or an arrangement regarding the importation and exportation of organic products may be imported or marketed in Canada as an organic product if it is certified as organic by a certification body recognized by a country referred to in paragraph (1)(b) and the certification is in accordance with the agreement or arrangement referred to in that paragraph.
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