Certification News by standards

June 26, 2014
As described in our blog post “CCOF Focused on Moving Organic Forward”, CCOF will be expanding GMO testing within the Periodic Residue Testing...
June 16, 2014
On Friday, June 13, the National Organic Program announced that the Agricultural Marketing Service and Korea are finalizing an equivalency...
April 8, 2014
Updated May 14, 2014: On February 13, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) released Instruction Document 4009: Who Needs to be Certified, and...
January 15, 2014
As concerns about Asian citrus psyllid have increased, we are making an effort to update our process for addressing mandated applications of...
January 8, 2014
En Español - Finalización de los Acuerdos Orgánicos de Mexico.
November 6, 2013
The USDA has published Final Rules that, effective November 3, 2013, update the USDA organic regulations. These three changes are about materials...
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...
April 10, 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...
March 14, 2013
Update: This is an update to the version published in our E-Newsletter on 3/11/13
January 23, 2013
In October 2012 CCOF notified clients that all package labels for organic products must state "Certified Organic by CCOF" BELOW the name and contact...
October 22, 2012
This image appears in the CCOF Certification Program Manual. It helps you understand the certification process and what to expect each year. While...
October 22, 2012
A recently released NOP notice may require you to take action! Please review the labeling changes carefully and contact us at ccof@ccof.org or (831...
October 22, 2012
Sodium (Chilean) nitrate is currently allowed for use only so long as it is not more than 20% of the crops total nitrogen needs. This material is...
July 20, 2012
This image appears in the revised CCOF Manual 1: A CCOF Guide to Certification. It helps you understand the certification process and what to expect...
May 1, 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”...
May 1, 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...
July 25, 2011
Full implementation of the U.S.-Canada Organic Regime (COR) organic export agreement came into effect on July 1, 2011. This means full enforcement...
July 25, 2011
The National Organic Program (NOP) recently announced an important clarification to the use of chlorine in organic production systems. This may...
April 20, 2011
The National Organic Program (NOP) recently released the 2011 edition of the NOP Program Handbook. This manual includes instructions and guidance...
January 17, 2011
CCOF has recently released a new version of Manual One: A Guide to CCOF Certification. This improved version includes several updates and...
January 17, 2011
In early November 2010, the National Organic Program (NOP) clarified that under the U.S.- Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement all products...