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April 13, 2021

We’ve removed the requirement for a signature on our Inspection Exit Interview Forms. The use of a signature was developed by CCOF, outside of the…
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…
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 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…
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 29, 2018

CCOF-certified importers should be prepared to provide detailed information during inspections to ensure that they meet the expectations of NOP…
April 10, 2018

As organic operations and the internet have matured, we are now faced with many businesses that have a website or whose entire sales and marketing…
February 23, 2017

Los Servicios de Certificación de CCOF (CCOF CS) deben asegurar que cada operación certificada sea inspeccionada al menos anualmente. Con el alto…
January 17, 2017

CCOF Certification Services (CCOF CS) must ensure that every certified operation is inspected at least annually. With the high numbers of inspections…
January 15, 2016

Updated: April 11, 2016 Field evaluations are required by the National Organic Program (NOP) for all certifiers. As a result, CCOF implemented a…
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Did you know that all certified CCOF operations remain certified until their certification is formally withdrawn, suspended, or revoked?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…
October 18, 2013

We have made some substantial changes to our Certification Services Program Manual. These changes affect all CCOF clients, and you will be asked on…
October 7, 2013

For most operations, your onsite CCOF inspection is one day out of the year. We know that this day can be stressful and takes your focus away from…
January 23, 2013

Recently, the NOP issued final rules and instructions to certifiers that provide important improvements to certification and require certifiers to…
August 6, 2012

One of the most common sources of frustration for certified operations is being issued Notices of Noncompliance for minor paperwork issues, such as…
August 6, 2012

CCOF is scanning all client files and eliminating our use of paper records. Our client files equate to a length of more than two football fields and…
April 18, 2012

Two new documents have been created to help CCOF clients understand the certification process. What to Expect After Your Inspection: Clarifies the…