Certification News by NOP

June 16, 2014
On Friday, June 13, the National Organic Program announced that the Agricultural Marketing Service and Korea are finalizing an equivalency...
June 2, 2014
On April 25, 2014 the National Organic Program released a proposed guidance document regarding Substances Used in Postharvest Handling of Organic...
June 2, 2014
The NOP’s latest Organic Integrity Quarterly Insider includes interesting articles about rulemaking issues and activities of the National Organic...
April 8, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014: On February 13, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) released Instruction Document 4009: Who Needs to be Certified, and...
July 10, 2013
On February 28, 2013, the National Organic Program (NOP) issued Guidance Document NOP 5029, "Seeds, Annual Seedlings, and Planting Stock in Organic...
April 10, 2013
In the last six months CCOF has been in an ongoing dialogue with the National Organic Program (NOP) and USDA about issues we see in the certification...
January 23, 2013
Recently, the NOP issued final rules and instructions to certifiers that provide important improvements to certification and require certifiers to...
January 23, 2013
In October 2012 CCOF notified clients that all package labels for organic products must state "Certified Organic by CCOF" BELOW the name and contact...
January 23, 2013
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October 22, 2012
A recently released NOP notice may require you to take action! Please review the labeling changes carefully and contact us at ccof@ccof.org or (831)...
October 22, 2012
Sodium (Chilean) nitrate is currently allowed for use only so long as it is not more than 20% of the crops total nitrogen needs. This material is...
February 15, 2012
In the spring 2011 issue of Certified Organic we discussed new instructions from the NOP regarding the release of noncompliance information and...
July 25, 2011
The National Organic Program (NOP) recently announced an important clarification to the use of chlorine in organic production systems. This may...
April 20, 2011
The National Organic Program (NOP) recently released the 2011 edition of the NOP Program Handbook. This manual includes instructions and guidance for...