Statement Regarding Benefits of Retail Organic Certification

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

(September 20, 2013) Santa Cruz, CA – Voluntary organic retail certification provides consumers with added certainty that products are clearly labeled, that organic and conventional produce and bulk foods are not commingled or misrepresented, and that sanitation and pest control are compliant with organic practices. CCOF is proud to provide organic certification retail operations of all types and sizes, and to stand by that certification through rigorous inspection and enforcement. 

Cathy Calfo, CCOF Executive Director/CEO

CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1973 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest third-party organic certifying agencies. CCOF certifies, educates, advocates, and promotes organic.


Cathy Calfo, CCOF Executive Director
Author contact information: 

2155 Delaware Ave, Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95060