Organic BC is committed to supporting certified organic farms and businesses by working to prevent and address fraud in partnership with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Most commonly, fraud consists of fraudulent certificates which falsely represent agricultural products as certified organic under either the BC Certified Organic Program or the Canada Organic Regime. If a suspicious certificate is encountered, please report it to the Organic BC office. If you’re unsure about an operator’s organic status, you can always refer to our organic directory.
The following fraudulent certificates have been reported to Organic BC and are currently in circulation.
Please note that the posting of fraudulent certificates does not necessarily mean that the named operator or certifying body was involved or committed fraud. These certificates have likely been created and used without the knowledge of either party.
Proveta Nutrition Ltd.
Biocert International PVT Ltd.
The CFIA confirms that this is a fraudulent certificate.View full document
Optimum Herbal Extracts Pvt Ltd
UK Inspection & Certification
The CFIA confirms that UK Inspection & Certification is not accredited to certify product to the Canadian Organic Standards.View full document
Bickerton Trade Ltd.
The CFIA confirms that IMOswiss Ag did not issue a certificate for Bickerton Trade Ltd.View full document
The CFIA confirms that Pro-Cert did not issue a certificate to Larry McDonald.View full document
The CFIA confirms that Ecocert did not issue a certificate to John Meroniuk.View full document
EUR SARL AFOUL Ltd.
The CFIA confirms that PACS did not issue a certificate to EUR SARL AFOUL Ltd.View full document
Instant Client Services Pty Ltd.
Cape Town, South Africa
The CFIA confirms that Ecocert did not issue a certificate to Instant Client Services Pty Ltd.View full document