CCOF USDA NOP Standards Manual: This version of the NOP standards will be replaced by January 19, 2023 "SOE" version on March 20, 2024. This manual includes the official National Organic Program (NOP) standards for CCOF organic certification under the USDA National Organic Program. CCOF certifies to the NOP as our primary standard. Check out the U.S. National Organic Program’s NOP Handbook for more details about organic certification under the USDA program.
CCOF USDA NOP Standards Manual - SOE: The Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule was published on January 19, 2023 and was effective on March 20, 2023. Operations currently certified and newly impacted uncertified handlers of organic products must meet all of the requirements in this rule by March 19, 2024. The following is a version of the NOP standards with SOE incorporated as it appears at eCFR title 7 part 205.
CCOF USDA NOP Standards Manual - SOE Redline Edition: The following version of the NOP regulations is a mark-up copy that shows the difference between the CCOF USDA NOP Standards Manual and the CCOF USDA NOP Standards Manual with SOE incorporated. This version marks any additions by highlighting the text in yellow. Text with black lines crossing it out and red highlighting of that same text indicates removed text. Text that is highlighted in turquoise indicates updated language.