CFIA Requirement Changes for the Organic Certificate for Eggs and Shell Egg Products

Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), any food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)..

Compliance with Part 13 organic products of the SFCR is required if the product:

  • has an organic claim on the label and is sold between provinces or territories or imported; or
  • displays the Canada Organic Logo on the label and is sold within or outside of Canada.

Under Part 13 of the SFCR, products must be certified as organic according to the Canadian Organic Standards. The SFCR also outlines the organic certification system known as the Canada Organic Regime. The purpose of the Canada Organic Regime is to regulate all parties involved in the certification of organic products (including operators, Certification Bodies and Conformity Verification Bodies) and to verify all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and guidance documents are being met.

CFIA gives notice to the importing industry to inform you that in the week of August 24, 2020, the organic import requirements and admissibility requirement for eggs and shell egg products will be incorporated into AIRS, in accordance with clause 357(3) of Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Importers of organic products will be required to submit copy of organic certificate (electronic copy) when declaring import of organic products using the CBSA SWI Integrated Import Declaration (IID) database.

If you have any questions, please contact the Canada Organic Regime team at:

To learn more view CFIA webpage on organic products.