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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…
June 2, 2020

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

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.…
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…
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…
April 6, 2016

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) OIM program is a registration and approval program that requires fertilizers and other soil…
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…
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’s five-person inspection operations team works together to manage CCOF’s 4,000 inspections annually. Inspection supervisors work with inspectors…
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…
April 21, 2015

¡Con el crecimiento de la comunidad y mercado orgánico, así también crecen los servicios en español de CCOF! Ahora ofrecemos servicios en español…
April 21, 2015

As the organic industry grows, so do CCOF’s services in Spanish! We now provide services in Spanish for processor and handler operations. Check out…
July 28, 2014

Many CCOF operations submit add acreage information to CCOF immediately prior to harvest or during inspection. It’s never too early to add…
July 14, 2014

One of the key challenges for organic farmers and processors is ensuring that your practices comply with NOP requirements. CCOF understands this…
July 7, 2014

As of July 1, 2014 organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be exported and labeled as organic in either country.…
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…
June 2, 2014

Did you know CCOF’s own farmers’ market best practices guidelines are a great resource for addressing labeling, signage, and other practices at…
April 8, 2014

The CCOF materials revolution continued in January 2014 with a bold new offering free for all CCOF-certified members.
June 14, 2013

In the last six months CCOF has been in an ongoing dialogue with the National Organic Program (NOP) and USDA about issues we see in the certification…
December 11, 2012

CCOF now offers extended services to any client who chooses to enroll in the Extended Services Program. We offer a suite of additional services…
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

Did you know that every time you send an update or request to CCOF, we create an inbox item, assign it a due date, and track how quickly it’s…
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…
August 6, 2012

Too often in the certification process we don’t get the opportunity to tell you how much all of us at CCOF appreciate your hard work producing…
April 26, 2012

Improvements for Materials Tracking and Approvals Continue: We have heard loud and clear that one of our clients’ biggest frustrations with the…
April 26, 2012

Please be aware that effective March 5, 2012, CCOF has modified “CCOF Manual One: A Guide to CCOF Certification” to more clearly define “clients” and…
April 26, 2012

CCOF EU Standards and GMA Program Webinar: April 19, 2012. Learn about the new agreement, market opportunities, how to save time and money within the…
April 18, 2012

Over the last year, CCOF has created computerized records for all inputs used by our clients. These records allow us to improve organization 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…
April 13, 2012

More Money Available for Certification Cost Share! CCOF is excited to announce that the 2012 Certification Cost Share Program, which will cover 75…