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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
H2.4 Organic Services

Describe the services you perform for other organic operations.

En Español

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
H2.6 Private Label Co-Packer

List the private label products you process for non-CCOF certified brand owners. Attach certified private label owner certificates to this form. Complete one form for each different non-CCOF certified brand owner you process for.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
H2.7 Commercial Availability

Use this if you make products labeled as "Organic" containing nonorganic ingredients to tell CCOF about your search for organic versions of your ingredients.

En Español

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
H2.8 Temporary Livestock Management

If you hold live animals for slaughter for up to one week, tell us how you manage them.

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
H4.0 Organic Practices

Describe your organic product handling practices, including receiving, cleaning, sanitation and facility pest control. Update this form when making changes to organic processing or equipment.

En Español

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
H5.0 Record Keeping for Handlers

Describe how you track organic ingredients and finished product. Attach sample records. Update this form if you change record keeping processes.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Organic System Plan
Handler Application-Nonagricultural Materials

Describe all nonagricultural materials, including ingredients, processing aids, sanitizers, no rinse detergents/cleaners, and Pest Control materials that are used in organic production. Update either this form or your Organic System Plan Materials List when you would like to use a new material.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
International Market Labeling Guide

CCOF has developed this helpful guide to explain the requirements for labels on organic products sold in Canada, the EU, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. All products being shipped to these markets under a U.S. Organic Equivalency Arrangement must meet the labeling requirements of the destination market. Please submit all labels to CCOF for approval prior to printing.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
International Standard Program Application - Grower

Enroll in the International Standard Program ONLY if you export organic products to the EU from outside the USA OR export organic products to Switzerland from inside or outside the USA.

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
International Standard Program Application - Handler

Enroll in the International Standard Program ONLY if you export organic products to the EU from outside the USA OR export organic products to Switzerland from inside or outside the USA.

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
International Standard Program Manual

This manual describes the standards that apply to operations joining CCOF’s International Standard Program. The program is for operations outside the US shipping to the European Union directly, and anyone shipping to Switzerland directly. To apply for this program please complete the International Standard Program Application for Grower or Handler.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Manual or Standard
Introduction to Livestock Certification

Helpful tips on livestock certification.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Japan (TM-11) Export Certificate Request Form

Once you know you will be shipping to Japan, complete this form and send it to export@ccof.org with the Export and Transaction Certificate Request Cover Sheet. Enrollment in CCOF's Global Market Access Program for Japan Export is required.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Form
Japan/COR Export Certificate

This is for operations located in Canada and certified to COR.

Once you know you will be shipping to Japan, complete this form and send it to export@ccof.org with the Export and Transaction Certificate Request Cover Sheet. Enrollment in CCOF's Global Market Access Program for Japan Export is required.

Processor located in Canada Form
JAS Seal Consignment Contract

If you ship product to Japan you and your importer can sign this contract, giving you the ability to attach your importer’s JAS seal on product you export to them. Follow all instructions for the consignment and complete the training for attaching JAS seals.

Grower, Processor or Handler Form

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