Certification News by materials and inputs

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

August 11, 2020
MyCCOF: La búsqueda de materiales en español ha sido actualizada para incluir traducciones de los alcances, clasificaciones, y restricciones de...
August 11, 2020
MyCCOF: Materials Search in Spanish has been improved to include translations for material scopes, classifications, and restrictions. You can access...
March 23, 2020
Review our FAQ on cleaners and sanitizers and the EPA list and search for materials on MyCCOF Materials Search. If you find the material you would...
November 4, 2019
The National Organic Program (NOP) section 205.204 requires that producers search for organic strawberry planting stock (i.e., crowns, plugs, etc.)...
February 26, 2018
During material re-reviews, CCOF may not be able to determine the status of a material. Often this is because the manufacturer is unresponsive or the...
August 22, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the actions it is taking to address a recent federal court ruling that invalidated the...
April 6, 2016
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) OIM program is a registration and approval program that requires fertilizers and other soil...
January 15, 2016
On September 11, 2015 the USDA National Organic Program released a Policy Memo updating the status of electrolyzed water under the USDA NOP...
October 1, 2015
Farmers, do you send your fruit or other products to coolers or storage where it may be treated with an allowed material such as CO2 (marketed as...
April 21, 2015
To save you time and money, your Materials List in MyCCOF is now grouped by type of material, instead of only being grouped by scope. This means that...
February 9, 2015
Your Materials List is now grouped by type of material, instead of only being grouped by scope. For example, all fertilizers will be in one section,...
June 2, 2014
On April 25, 2014 the National Organic Program released a proposed guidance document regarding Substances Used in Postharvest Handling of Organic...
April 8, 2014
The CCOF materials revolution continued in January 2014 with a bold new offering free for all CCOF-certified members.
May 1, 2012
Improvements for Materials Tracking and Approvals Continue: We have heard loud and clear that one of our clients’ biggest frustrations with the...
October 20, 2011
Over the last year, CCOF has created computerized records for all inputs used by our clients. These records allow us to improve organization 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...