Certified Organic Association of British Columbia
|Phone||+1 250 260 4429|
Kristy Kruschel (Office Manager)|
The Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) is an umbrella association representing organic certifying agencies in the province. COABC is empowered by the British Columbia Organic Agricultural Products Regulation under the British Columbia Food Choice and Disclosure Act to implement an organic certification accreditation province-wide. COABC was incorporated under the Society's Act in March of 1993. The certification accreditation program is an industry and government partnership program which is industry - driven and industry - regulated, with government providing oversight authority. The main objectives of the program are to provide consumer confidence in organic product certification, to assist producers increase market share, and to support the regional development of organic food production, processing and marketing.