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Organic System Plan Updates

CCOF maintains a convenient, modular OSP and streamlined annual update process. Under the NOP’s recent training modules, CCOF is working to help our clients understand the types of operational changes that may require an OSP update or approval.

The following changes require an operation to modify their OSP and notify CCOF.


Program Manual Updates

CCOF has recently revised important sections of the CCOF Certification Program Manual.

These changes include the following:


Renewals Are Coming!

Every year, you are required to submit the annual Continuation of Certification contract and pay your certification fee. In mid-November, we will mail you your renewal package of contract and invoice. To complete the renewal process and remain certified in good standing, you must complete your renewal contract and pay your annual fees by January 1, 2013.


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.

A Cause for Celebration: CCOF Policy Day at the State Capitol

Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr.

On February 11, a dedicated group of individuals came together in Sacramento to represent and advocate on behalf of organic at CCOF’s Policy Day. Over 100 members of the organic community met with elected representatives and public officials to hammer home the message that organic is a significant and growing part of the California and national economy.

CCOF Board Member Named as CDFA Deputy Secretary

CCOF-certified member Jenny Lester Moffitt of Dixon Ridge Farms has been appointed Deputy Secretary for Legislation and Special Assistant to the Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment last week. Moffitt has been managing director of Dixon Ridge Farms since 2005 and served on the CCOF Board for over two years. She previously served as an education, outreach and research specialist at the American Farmland Trust and is vice chair of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

CCOF Certification Positions Now Available

CCOF Certification Services, LLC (CCOF) is seeking various certification staff to work in the Santa Cruz, California office. The people in these positions will work within CCOF’s rapidly expanding USDA National Organic Program and internationally accredited organic certification program. CCOF is one of the oldest and largest organic certification organizations in the U.S. and works to promote organic production through certification, education, and outreach programs.

CCOF Certification Services President Appointed to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

On June 26, 2014 Jake Lewin, CCOF Certification Services President, was announced as one of the seven additional members to join the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in fruits and vegetables. The ATAC members were appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, with the intention of ensuring the commercial and economic interests of various agricultural sectors are properly reflected in U.S. trade policies.

CCOF Holiday Office Closure

Happy holidays! CCOF will be closed Wednesday, December 24, and will reopen Monday, December 29. We will also be closed January 1-2.

Please allow additional time for processing requests during this holiday season. We look forward to working with you in 2015 and wish the best for your business and family in the new year.

CCOF on the Road: Baltimore, Here We Come!

CCOF will be exhibiting at the Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore from September 17-19. Come by booth #1509 to talk about our “Organic is Non-GMO & More” certification seal, organic certification, and more.

You can also follow along on our Twitter account, where we’ll be tweeting from the show.

We hope to see you there!


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