CCOF recognizes and thanks Dr. Joseph Montecalvo upon his retirement from 24 years of organic inspections. A professor of food science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Montecalvo has uniquely contributed to the credibility and rigor of methods for organic food processing and handling inspections. Montecalvo’s contributions to the International Organic Inspectors Association—instruction, textbooks, curricular development, and serving on the board—have resulted in widespread benefits to the quality and training of organic inspectors everywhere. Impressively, Montecalvo has performed over 3,000 organic inspections, predominantly for CCOF and Oregon Tilth.
The organic industry owes Montecalvo a debt of gratitude for his dedication, passion, and distinguished contributions. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!