On June 30, 2009, the Organic
Products Regulations (OPR) came into effect in Canada,
making the new Canadian Organic Standards (COS) mandatory.
The OPR legally requires organic products to be certified
according to the COS if they are traded across provincial
or international borders or use the Canada Organic Logo. Complete
details about the Organic Regime can be found on CFIA's Organic Product web site; but for products that fall outside the scope of the OPR, contact a certifier for further details.
WHERE DOES TEFLON® GO WHEN IT DIES? By
Robin Wheeler Have you ever asked yourself that question?
We've all seen the scratched Teflon pans at garage sales, but few
of us have stopped to ponder where exactly all those little scrapings
of non-stick coating have gone. But it's a question that has been
put to the people at Cyber-Help, who had to do some research to
answer this question. After all, organic food processors could be
using Teflon pots to create value-added products. Buyers of Certified
Organic products want to be assured they are getting the cleanest
possible foods. So our question is, "Are there Teflon residues
remaining in the foods cooked in Teflon, and if so, is that a bad
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