As a retailer and wholesaler of beverage alcohol in the Province of Ontario, the LCBO is responsible for ensuring that products purchased and offered for sale are in compliance with applicable federal compositional, labelling and production standards. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations set out the framework governing organic products, including organic product certification, labelling and trade.
The resources included below are designed to help agents and suppliers of organic products navigate the labelling and organic certification validation requirements. Suppliers and agents of organic products must supply a valid organic certificate when requested at any time, including at the time of import, and must ensure that the product composition and labelling meets the Canadian Organic standards.
For a quick walkthrough of organic product labelling and organic product certificate requirements, you may access the LCBO Simplified Organic Labelling and Certificate Guidelines.
Effective immediately, agents and suppliers of Specialty Services organic products are required to supply an Organic Declaration Attestation form—in addition to the organic product certificate and label artwork (if available)—at the time of product setup and any other time upon request.
In producing these simplified Guidelines, some requirements pertaining to the labeling of products may not have been included and some details may have been omitted. It is each manufacturer’s responsibility to be familiar and comply with all applicable Canadian laws pertaining to their products, including, without limitation, any labelling requirements in the Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ) Standards, LCBO Product Packaging Standards and other LCBO operational and policy requirements. The LCBO takes no responsibility for any problems / errors in label design resulting from a manufacturer’s use of or reliance on these Guidelines.