Connecting You with Discounted Food Safety Certification

CCOF has joined the Food Quality Alliance (FQA) as its designated provider of organic certification services. The Food Quality Alliance is a consortium of industry-leading providers of food certification, testing, consulting, and educational services, and our participation in the group comes with a host of benefits for our members.

Most notably, in addition to CCOF’s food safety services for growers, we are now pleased to give our processor members access to a variety of food safety certifications at a discounted rate through this arrangement with FQA. These certifications include:

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) – GFSI-benchmarked certification. Globally recognized standard. Important for suppliers to major retailers, brand owners, and manufacturers, and is especially suited for companies exporting to Europe.
  • Safe Quality Foods Program (SQF) – GFSI-benchmarked certification. Links primary production certification to food manufacturing, distribution, and agent/broker management certification. SQF is the only scheme to integrate a quality component as well as food safety.

Additionally, CCOF members are eligible to receive discounts on a wide range of other services through FQA. The FQA client service staff can also connect you with the right specialist at each service provider so that you can get fast and accurate support and assistance. They’ll also ensure that you get the best possible price for your particular combination of services.

To learn more about the Food Quality Alliance and its suite of services, visit