Does CCOF offer Transitional Certification?

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Yes, "Certified Transitional" is a status granted to growers who are transitioning their crops from conventional to organic. To achieve “Certified Transitional” status, operations must be inspected and demonstrate compliance with all requirements for certified organic production except the three year transition time. To sell a crop as “Certified Transitional,” the grower must wait until one year after the last application of a prohibited material.

Transitional Labeling Requirements

“Certified Transitional” product cannot be represented as organic in any way. We have developed a separate logo for transitional product; only CCOF producers may use this logo and only on products that are CCOF Certified Transitional. Product sold as CCOF Certified Transitional must include the statement "CCOF Certified Transitional" on product labeling.