Certification Bodies Recognized by CARTV

In order to accept products coming from outside Québec and bearing a reserved designation on their packaging, their labelling or in advertising, display or presentation, the CARTV recognizes the conformity of bodies certifying products falling under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Québec regulations.

The following list contains all the certification bodies that have their certification program recognized for the agricultural and food products categories that are currently within the scope of the CARTV but are not included in the Organic Products Regulations put into force since June 30, 2009 by the gouvernment of Canada.

Displayed in alphabetical order, this list is updated each time changes occur in a certification body profile. Any organization included in this list is well-known to administer a certification system of agricultural and food products which has either, been approved by a competent administrative authority of a country, state or province having jurisdiction in agriculture and has been granted an accreditation such as ISO/IEC 17065 by a competent body.

Explanations regarding the list

Identifying Reference(s) The name of the certifier must appear on the product labels as well as on the commercial documents. Many certification bodies use different identification symbols that could be numeric or alphanumeric.

Products’ Categories Agricultural and food products categories that can be object of certification by the mentioned certification body according to a specification manual with respect to organic production method.

Accepted Products’ Origin(s) Indication of the geographic zones where the products certified by the body in mention may originate in order to have their sale legally authorized in the Quebec territory.

First Date Format: YYYY-MM-DD // Granting date of the program recognition of a certification body by the CARTV.

 

Global Trust Certification Limited

Address  Quayside Business Park, Mill Street, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Phone / Fax  00353 429320912  /  00353 429386864
Website  http://www.gtcert.com/aquaculture/
Email  gtcenquiries@saiglobal.com
Identifying Reference(s)  Global Trust Certification Ltd, GTC
Certification Field  Products resulting from organic production method
Products' Categories  Aquaculture
Accepted Products' Origin(s)  Canada (excluding Québec)
First date of recognition  2015-06-17
 
 
Naturland - Verband für ökologischen Landbau e.V
Address  Kleinhaderner Weg 1, Gräfelfing, 82166, Germany
Phone / Fax  +49 089 8980820  /  +49 089 89808290
Website  www.naturland.de
Email  naturland@naturland.de
Identifying Reference(s)  Naturland
Certification Field  Products resulting from organic production method
Products' Categories  Aquaculture
Accepted Products' Origin(s)  Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada (excluding Québec), Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,  Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy,  Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States,  Vietnam
First date of recognition  2003-04-25
 
 
Soil Association Certification
Address  South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX, United Kingdom
Phone / Fax  +44 (0) 117 987 4597 / +44 (0) 117 314 5046
Website www.sacert.org
Email  goorganic@soilassociation.org
Identifying Reference(s)  Soil Association Certification, SA Certification
Certification Field  Products resulting from organic production method
Products' Categories  Aquaculture
Accepted Products' Origin(s)  United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Québec)
First date of recognition  2016-03-07