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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…
October 7, 2020

On November 5, 2020 the National Organic Program (NOP) issued a final rule to allow organic processors to use non-organic tamarind seed gum in…
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…
August 4, 2020

The United States and Canada announced the expansion of their organic equivalency arrangements with Japan to include livestock products, effective…
July 21, 2020

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp and hemp derivatives with <0.3% dry weight THC content.…
June 23, 2020

La certificación orgánica es parte integral del sistema agroalimentario, un servicio esencial. Durante una pandemia de salud pública con órdenes…
June 16, 2020

The United States and Taiwan have signed a new organic equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020. This equivalency allows USDA National Organic…
June 16, 2020

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released…
June 8, 2020

Organic certification is part of the critical infrastructure of food and agriculture, an essential service. During a public health pandemic with…
June 2, 2020

Mientras nos hemos adaptado a nuestro nuevo entorno laboral, nos complace anunciar que podemos nuevamente aceptar solicitudes de revisión urgente de…
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

The 2018 Farm Bill called for technological enhancements to improve the ability of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic…
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.…
April 7, 2020

For these and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcements and guidance for food producers, please visit the FDA’s webpage on Food Safety…
April 7, 2020

The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are collaborating to develop an industry-wide…
March 24, 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…
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…
December 9, 2019

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released an interim final rule for U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program that became effective October…
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.)…
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…
July 8, 2019

To ensure continued consumer trust in the integrity of the organic label, CCOF constantly looks for ways to address fraud. One method we began in…
May 28, 2019

MyCCOF Action Item Tracker has been updated to improve your experience in the tool. For additional guidance on using Action Item Tracker, please read…
February 25, 2019

Hemp has a long history of use in the United States and around the world. However, it has been illegal to grow in the United States for decades…
August 6, 2018

Many areas of Colorado are facing extreme drought conditions, leading to adverse impacts on the ability to graze livestock. In response to a request…
April 16, 2018

Has CCOF asked you for information recently? You can save time by responding directly to our request via the MyCCOF tool Action Item Tracker! Read…
July 10, 2017

Costco Wholesale has released their updated Produce Food Safety Audit Expectations, and there are changes that will affect the CCOF-certified…
June 5, 2017

To ensure consumer confidence in organic livestock production, CCOF Certification Services is working with other certifiers, including Oregon Tilth,…