The FVOPA Certification Program
The Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA) was established in March, 2001 as an Incorporated Society in the Province of British Columbia. FVOPA is a self-sustaining organic certifier.
FVOPA‘s certification program is compliant with the Canadian Organic Standards (CAN/CGSB 32-310/32-311-2015, amended March 2018), and in accordance with the BC Certified Organic Program (BCCOP) administered by the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) and in compliance with the ISO 17065 program. This organic certification program is accepted by the United States, European Union, Japan, Switzerland and Costa Rica.
FVOPA provides certification services in all provinces and territories of Canada. FVOPA operators may ship products out of BC to any province in Canada, and to the USA, Europe and Asia, thus having access to the global marketplace. FVOPA certifies all types of organic production: farm crops (including land in transition to organic), all livestock (including dairy & poultry), greenhouses, mushroom farms, single and multi-ingredient processing facilities, packers, custom processors, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs.
FVOPA certification includes organic product labelling. Operators are authorised to label products as “Organic” and may display the Canada Organic logo. Under the terms of the Canada/US Equivalency Arrangement, FVOPA certified operators may also label their organic products with the USDA seal. Both logos are permitted on organic product labels in either country providing the organic content of the product is 95% or more and there is adherance to the logo usage guidelines, respectively. Operations certified by the FVOPA program may also label organic product with the BCCOP Official Mark (BCCOP Logo and Phrase).
More information can be found about FVOPA on their website below.