The Accreditation Board (AB) is the arms-length agency of Organic BC whose purpose is to fulfill the obligations for accreditation. This function has been devolved to Organic BC from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries as the BC Certified Organic Program (BCCOP) administrator, and by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a conformity verification body under the Canada Organic Regime (COR).
The core work of the AB is to perform the vital task of accrediting and/or recommending accreditation for member certification bodies. This procedure is the crux of the BCCOP and COR programs and is accomplished with utmost regard to quality control.
The Accreditation Board adheres to the following principles, in order to protect integrity and maintain requirements of the programs:
The Accreditation Board operates through a Quality System which ensures that processes, procedures and responsibilities are aligned with policy and Organic BC objectives, and are in compliance with regulations and standards.
The structure of the AB ensures a balanced representation of interests.
|Maureen Loft||AB Director & Chair|
|Dwight Brown||Certification & Inspection|
|Rochelle Eisen||Certification & Inspection|
|Renee Prasad||Consumer / Environmental|
|DeLisa Lewis||BCCOP Producer|
|Nic Walser||BCCOP & COR Producer|
|Nadene Gurulé||Certification & Inspection|
|Alicia Hudson||COR Processor|
For further information and accreditation inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.