The LCBO’s QA department ensures all products sold by the LCBO and labeled with an organic claim comply with the Canadian Organic Regulations. This is a two-step process:
1. The LCBO requests and reviews the organic certificate for the particular product to confirm that it complies with the Canadian Organic Regulations.
2. The LCBO tests the product to ensure it meets the Canadian organic limits for approved additives and preservatives, in addition to checking that no pesticide residues are present.
This testing program verifies that products that claim to be “organic” truly are. Read more at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.