New Director of Farm Programs Certification

CCOF Certification Services is delighted to announce that former employee April Crittenden will return to CCOF as our new director of farm programs certification. Crittenden has a long history with CCOF, having participated in nearly every aspect of the farm and quality departments, from certification specialist to senior quality and compliance supervisor. Crittenden has been committed to organic excellence at CCOF for nearly a decade, and we expect to see our farm program flourish under her leadership. Crittenden can be reached at, or at (831) 432-2263, extension 6215.


Organic Input Material (OIM) Program Reviews Now Accepted

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) OIM program is a registration and approval program that requires fertilizers and other soil amendments marketed for use in organic agriculture to be registered with CDFA and reviewed for National Organic Program (NOP) compliance.                                                       

CCOF will now accept organic input materials that have been approved by the CDFA OIM program.                                     

CCOF Inspection Services – Here to Help!

CCOF’s five-person inspection operations team works together to manage CCOF’s 4,000 inspections annually. Inspection supervisors work with inspectors and clients to assign and manage regional inspection operations, ensuring CCOF inspections are performed on time and are cost effective. The inspection operations team works with a group of nearly 65 inspectors to assign inspections, manage the process, and ensure client and organizational needs are met.

Welcome Jamie Carr

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 organic inspector in the Fresno area. Jamie will be managing a broad swath of operations from Southern California to Sutter and Yuba counties. Jamie brings solid inspection and food systems knowledge as well as familiarity with CCOF inspection systems and inspectors. She holds a B.S. in Plant Science from California State University, Fresno.


CCOF Ofrece Servicios en Español para Procesadores y Manejadores

¡Con el crecimiento de la comunidad y mercado orgánico, así también crecen los servicios en español de CCOF! Ahora ofrecemos servicios en español para las empresas que son procesadores y manejadores. Nuestro nuevo Plan de Sistema Orgánico (OSP) para Manejadores en español está disponible en Además, hemos actualizado nuestra página de recursos en español,, cuyo incluye una variedad de formas, folletos y otros recursos en español.

CCOF Offers Spanish Services for Processors and Handlers

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 CCOF’s Handler Organic System Plan (OSP) in Spanish, available at In addition, see our re-vamped Spanish language resources page,, to access a wide variety of forms, flyers, and other helpful documents in Spanish.