Two Organic Inspection Training Courses Offered in 2014
Basic Processing Inspection Training February 3rd-7th 2014 in Toronto, Ontario
Basic Crop Inspection Training February 24th-28th 2014 in Nanaimo, BC
The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are co-sponsoring two Basic Organic Inspection Trainings in 2014 - Processing and Crop Inspection.
These courses offer comprehensive training on the Canadian Organic Standards with four days of instruction which includes a field trip to a certified organic operation and a half-day for testing.
Canadian certification bodies have expressed the need for more trained organic verification officers across Canada. They also agree that classroom instruction is the optimal setting for standards training so make sure to register early as class size is limited.
Learn more about these upcoming trainings HERE.
In Memoriam: Gerry Dickson, Founder of Organza Market
With regret, we announce that on Friday November 1st, Gerry Dickson, founder of Organza Market (Winnipeg) passed away at the age of 56 after a lengthy battle with Cancer.
Gerry was passionate about supporting Natural Health and Organic industries in Canada and first opened Winnipeg's Organza Foods in 1999, operating two locations soon after. With juice bars and commercial kitchens to prepare deli items, the spaces were very successful. In 2005, the company became Organza Natural & Organic Market, Manitoba's first full-sized, all natural and organic grocery store and bakery.
Gerry’s leadership was genuine and supportive; a man who nurtured strong relationships with all members of the Organza Market family. Organza Market will continue to serve the community under the direction of Gerry's friend and business partner, Zyg Iskierski.
Read the full obituary here.