Food Safety Service Fees

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 »

CCOF is committed to maintaining stable certification fees and being completely transparent about the costs of certification. Please check out the CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Program Manual and call us for a quote (831) 423-2263.

Low Annual Food Safety Service Fees

IFA and HPSS annual fees for this program are on a sliding scale based on acreage. Please see below:

Acres in ProductionAnnual Fee
1-6$300
7-200*$480
201-500$640
501-2,000$900
2,001-6,500$1,200
6,501-12,000$2,100
≥ 12,001$4,200

*Greenhouses are billed annually at $480.00

This fee must be paid prior to your initial or annual inspection.

 

FSMA Produce Safety Add-On

The following tables include the GLOBALG.A.P. FSMA PSR Add-On Producer Registration Fees and the CCOF Annual Fees for both covered crops (greenhouse and hoophouse crops) and field crops.

Covered (Greenhouse) Production:
Area under Covered
Production (Acres)
Annual GLOBALG.A.P.
Registration Fee
Annual CCOF Fee
< 0.25 $23$50
≥ 0.25 - < 1.24$64$100
≥ 1.24 - < 2.47$123$200
≥ 2.47 - < 3.71$158$250
≥ 3.71 - < 12.36$257$350
≥ 12.36 - < 24.71$380$450
≥ 24.71 - < 74.13$436$550
≥ 74.13 - < 247.11$697$750
≥ 247.11 - < 1,235.53$1,493$2,000
≥  1,235.53$2,577$3,000
Non-COVERED (FIeld) PRODUCTION:
Area under Non-Covered
Production (Acres)
Annual GLOBALG.A.P.
Registration Fee
Annual CCOF Fee
< 0.25 $11$25
≥ 0.25 - < 1.24$26$50
≥ 1.24 - < 4.94$48$100
≥ 4.94 - < 12.36$75$200
≥ 12.36 - < 37.07$128$250
≥ 37.07 - < 247.11$226$350
≥ 247.11 - < 2,471.05$380$500
≥ 2,471.05 - < 12,355.26$691$750
≥ 12,355.26 - < 24,710.52$1,382$1,500
≥  24,710.52$2,489$3,000
Post-Harvest Assurance (PHA):
GLOBALG.A.P. Facility Registration FeeCCOF Annual Facility Fee
$200$540

Highly Competitive Inspection Costs

CCOF maximizes our efficiencies to keep food safety inspection costs highly competitive. Low inspection rates are based on ½ day minimum - small operations typically having ½ day inspections can receive GFSI certification for as little as $1000! And remember that CCOF has very flexible payment terms.

The inspection costs vary from year to year and are based on the size and complexity of the operation and whether the operation maintains a Quality Management System (QMS). The costs for inspections are billed on a time and materials basis upon completion of the inspection.

Inspection Billing

Option 1 (single or multisite without QMS): Inspections are billed a minimum of 1 half day ($500), plus $125 per hour after the half day minimum.

Option 1 or 2 (with QMS): Inspections are billed a minimum of 1 half day ($750), plus $200 per hour after the half day minimum.

All Producers: Inspection preparation, report writing, processing of corrective actions post-inspection, and miscellaneous desk work pre- and post-inspection are billed at $55 per hour.

Travel time is billed at $44 per hour, with the first 4 hours free. Other billed expenses include travel expenses: airfare, mileage, food, lodging, etc.

For an estimation of costs, call us at (831) 423-2263.

Additional Service Costs 

See the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual for a detailed breakdown of costs for specific services.