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January 11, 2021

Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In…
October 26, 2020

Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In…
October 26, 2020

Cada año, las operaciones certificadas deben presentar su contrato de renovación de certificación anual y pagar sus tarifas de certificación para el…
September 21, 2020

Due to ongoing impacts from the west coast wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept 2-day Rush requests until further notice. We…
September 21, 2020

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released an official proposed rule for Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE). The proposed changes are…
June 29, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has clarified their import policy for USDA certified organic products traded under the United States-…
June 23, 2020

La certificación orgánica es parte integral del sistema agroalimentario, un servicio esencial. Durante una pandemia de salud pública con órdenes…
June 8, 2020

Organic certification is part of the critical infrastructure of food and agriculture, an essential service. During a public health pandemic with…
May 4, 2020

We know that this is a challenging time for everyone, especially businesses and food producers. Contact your Certification Service Specialist or …
May 4, 2020

As a reminder, starting May 27, 2020, you will notice some changes to terms within MyCCOF. A table of current terms and their new names is listed…
April 28, 2020

In CCOF's recent blog post, “We are Essential: Pivoting to Stay Afloat,” Jamie Collins, of Serendipity Farms described a number of innovative ways…
April 28, 2020

Starting May 27, 2020, you will notice some changes to terms within MyCCOF. A table of current terms and their new names is listed below. You will…
April 28, 2020

Organic certification and food safety certification are part of the critical infrastructure of food and agriculture, an essential service.…
March 24, 2020

Effective today, all CCOF organic inspections occurring in the United States are postponed with the exception of those necessary for new…
March 16, 2020

Read the most recent update from March 23, 2020. Estamos llevando un seguimiento activo sobre las novedades de la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID…
March 12, 2020

Read the most recent update from March 23, 2020. We are actively monitoring developments with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pivoting as…
March 9, 2020

As of March 1, 2020, only action items that require a direct response are available in MyCCOF Action Item Tracker (Tracker). This change has been…
November 4, 2019

To meet service needs and keep up with the cost of doing business, we are making modest adjustments to annual certification fees. The Crop/Livestock…
October 21, 2019

Get yourself or your staff up to speed on maintaining your Organic System Plan (OSP) as quickly as possible with CCOF’s OSP Walk-Through Service.…
October 21, 2019

Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In…
September 3, 2019

Your CCOF organic certificate client profile will now list all facility locations that we inspect as part of your organic certification. For any…
November 5, 2018

Tarifa Anual de Certificación  Para satisfacer las necesidades de servicio y mantenerse al día con los costos crecientes, estamos haciendo ajustes…
November 5, 2018

Annual Certification Fees  To meet service needs and keep up with rising costs, we are making minor adjustments to the annual certification fees.…
October 23, 2018

In June we learned that Stellar Certification Services—the organic certification arm of the Biodynamic certifier, Demeter USA—would surrender its…
July 16, 2018

The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now open for 2018 applications!   You are eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement of your …
April 10, 2018

CCOF recognizes and thanks Dr. Joseph Montecalvo upon his retirement from 24 years of organic inspections. A professor of food science at California…
January 18, 2018

We are pleased to see CCOF-certified members working together and producing excellent organic products. We are pleased to announce that, in the last…
October 9, 2017

Effective July 2017, the CCOF Certification Services Program Manual and annual renewal contract has been updated to include the following:
August 7, 2017

Effective August 9, 2017, the fee for adding a new product or service will increase to $75 per item. The fee for use of CCOF’s name and seal on a non…
May 15, 2017

This notice has been replaced by the policy announced on April 19, 2021. Learn more. On May 11, 2017, CCOF Certification Services notified handlers…
October 5, 2016

Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In…
October 5, 2016

CCOF Certification Services is delighted to announce that former employee April Crittenden will return to CCOF as our new director of farm programs…
January 15, 2016

CCOF Certification Services has been working hard throughout 2015 to evolve our systems. We’re excited to announce the planned launch of a variety of…
January 15, 2016

Our staff are always excited to see our certified members at the various trade shows and conferences we attend each year. Meeting up at events can be…
October 1, 2015

Organic agriculture and processing has continued to grow rapidly throughout 2015, resulting in record-breaking numbers of new operations and new…
July 17, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that CCOF has significantly upgraded our phone system to better serve you. As a result, all CCOF extensions have…
May 13, 2015

CCOF is proud to welcome our newest Associate Inspection Supervisor Jamie Carr to the team! Jamie Carr has worked with CCOF for several years as an…
May 13, 2015

Did you know that in addition to regional staff located throughout California, CCOF has representatives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Ashville, North…
June 26, 2014

CCOF has recently revised important sections of the CCOF Certification Program Manual. These changes include the following:
June 26, 2014

As described in our blog post “CCOF Focused on Moving Organic Forward”, CCOF will be expanding GMO testing within the Periodic Residue Testing…
June 26, 2014

Did you know that all certified CCOF operations remain certified until their certification is formally withdrawn, suspended, or revoked? Did you know…
January 23, 2013

In an effort to improve our materials we have revised all CCOF program and standards manuals. In particular, all clients are strongly encouraged to…
December 11, 2012

Every year, you are required to submit the annual Continuation of Certification contract and pay your certification fee. In mid-November, we will…