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Before making any changes to your operation, you must update your OSP. Visit our Forms and Documents page to find the forms that you need to update. Submit your fully completed forms to inbox@ccof.org. Please do not submit partially completed forms! Certification staff...
Once updates have been submitted you can track your update using MyCCOFWe work to respond to the following in 1-2 weeks:Updated labels for existing productsAdding new acreage (subsequent inspection required)New inputs (fertilizer, pest control, sanitizers, etc.)For other updates, such as the...
The organic certification application is called an Organic System Plan (OSP). A complete OSP is required by the National Organic Program (NOP). The OSP is a detailed description of the practices and procedures used by your operation to produce organic goods. Operations must update their OSP as changes occur.CCOF has developed a straightforward, comprehensive OSP as part of our organic...
An amendment to an existing registration is required when an operation has one or more of the following changes to their registration: Addition of new facilities or growing locations in California Change of ownership Addition of production acreage A  change/addition of operation type(s). A registrant shall notify the Department of any change in the information reported on the registration form...
This list details the most common situations that require you to send information or documentation to CCOF, and what type of information you'll need to send. Read through this list and contact your Certification Service Specialist with additional questions.  I want to change something in my Organic System Plan (OSP), what should I send?Update your OSP forms and send them to CCOF for review and...
Any time you are considering a change to your organic production, you must update your Organic System Plan before making any changes and submit the update to inbox@ccof.org for review. Updating your OSP before making changes helps your operation avoid a Notice of Noncompliance and possible...