CCOF’s work to obtain approval as a certification body under the new Mexican organic standards continues with the selection of CCOF local representative, Luis Lopez in Guadalajara, Mexico. CCOF boards have also approved the formation of CCOF Servicios de Certificación S. de R.L. de C.V. to meet the needs of CCOF operations based in Mexico. CCOF’s Spanish language services and documents will also soon expand to include processor/handler operations and Organic System Plans. The National Organic Program is has also announced that Spanish translations of the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and the NOP program handbook are now available. These documents provide an opportunity for Spanish speaking operations in the US and elsewhere to understand and meet all aspects of the USDA National Organic Program.
January 5, 2015