Agrifood producers in British Columbia who promote their wares using the word "organic" will soon have to show certification to back up the claim. The province on Thursday announced new regulations under its Food and Agricultural Products Classification Act that will allow for the term to be used "only if and when specific certification standards have been met." The Act, which the government passed in March, bans the use of a "false or misleading statement or device" in representing a food or farm product, and allows the province to require use of a particular grading, standards or certification program or of a "protected label," to be named later via regulation. First up under the new rules will be the word "organic." Starting in September 2018, if an agrifood product is marketed as organic in B.C., it will have to come from a producer who has passed accreditation as organic, with a federal or provincial certification.…
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