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Not Sure How to Use MyCCOF? We Have Tutorials To Help You!

Do you have trouble using MyCCOF or are you unsure where to start? You do not need to struggle any longer.

Managing your certification paperwork and process can be made simpler with MyCCOF, our online certification management system. Now is the time to start using your account!

Sharpen those pencils and ready yourself to take notes because we created seven brief video tutorials covering:

New Certificates Soon After ALL Inspections

Did you know that all certified CCOF operations remain certified until their certification is formally withdrawn, suspended, or revoked? Did you know that you can have a new copy of your certificate — effectively a federal license — at any time? It’s true. You are certified and you can have a new certificate at any time. During the recent membership survey it came to our attention that waiting for new certificates is a challenge and creates unnecessary stress for some operations.

CCOF Farmers’ Market Best Practices Guide – Helpful Tips for Compliant Market Practices

Did you know CCOF’s own farmers’ market best practices guidelines are a great resource for addressing labeling, signage, and other practices at farmers’ markets? Feel free to use it as a reference and share it with market managers, the public, and others. A variety of other helpful fact sheets can be found at www.ccof.org/organic/fact-sheets.

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MyCCOF: Materials Search – Viva La Revolution!

The CCOF materials revolution continued in January 2014 with a bold new offering free for all CCOF-certified members.

Be Ready for Anything

Our efforts to reduce paperwork, simplify certification, and provide benefits to our members continue in 2014! We are pleased to present three important new tools built to meet your needs: our new online Materials Search, expansion of MyCCOF: Supplier Management, and field-level food safety certification.

MyCCOF: Materials Search – Viva La Revolution!

The CCOF materials revolution continues in January 2014 with a bold new offering free for all CCOF certified members.

Working to Maintain Consistent, Timely, and Cost-Effective Service

We strive to provide cost-effective certification services that respond to your priorities. Each year, CCOF receives about 11,000 requests for service from our clients, in addition to annual inspection requirements. These requests include new products, acreage, or labels; changes in formulation; updated supplier lists; and more. Certification staff reviews each of these items and responds with follow-up questions before giving approval.
 

Practices, Not Paperwork Initiative

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 certification and accreditation process that are overly reliant on paperwork and unnecessarily drive up costs. We are concerned that small operators may be leaving the NOP due to both the difficult paperwork and costs of organic certification.

Triple the Phone Service Blog Post

On January 28, CCOF Certification Services achieved a huge milestone by tripling our front line phone service. As we’ve reported previously and talked about in the CCOF blog, CCOF has digitized about 1 million pages of our client files. This means that we are no longer making copies of files for inspectors and your OSP is available in real-time online.

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