Certification News by compliance

April 10, 2018
Without the additional oversight provided by the certification process, uncertified handlers are a source of potential fraud in the organic supply...
April 10, 2018
As organic operations and the internet have matured, we are now faced with many businesses that have a website or whose entire sales and marketing...
February 26, 2018
During material re-reviews, CCOF may not be able to determine the status of a material. Often this is because the manufacturer is unresponsive or the...
January 18, 2018
Service providers such as nut hullers and coolers are a critical part of the organic supply chain, ensuring that organic producers have certified...
September 5, 2017
This is advance notification of an update that will print in our next magazine. Additionally, an action item will appear for all potentially affected...
August 7, 2017
Effective August 9, 2017, the fee for adding a new product or service will increase to $75 per item. The fee for use of CCOF’s name and seal on a non...
August 7, 2017
This year, CCOF is working with clients, the National Organic Program (NOP), and others to improve organic standards in a variety of ways. In...
July 17, 2017
CCOF must periodically review materials to ensure that they have not changed formulation and continue to be appropriate for use in organic production...
July 17, 2017
As various states decriminalize or approve both medicinal or recreational cannabis, CCOF Certification Services is frequently asked to help ensure...
May 15, 2017
Updated August 23, 2017 On May 11, 2017, CCOF Certification Services notified handlers, importers, and others of new requirements for seeking...
May 15, 2017
To all CCOF-certified dairy producers,   We appreciate the incredibly hard work and dedication it takes to operate an organic dairy.   
April 7, 2017
In 2016 the National Organic Program (NOP) issued final guidance 5020 on natural resources, commonly called biodiversity. CCOF wants to continually...
January 23, 2017
Organic import (export) certificates are often required to accompany shipments of organic products to and from nations where the United States...
January 23, 2017
Los certificados de importación son un requisito común cuando el Programa Nacional Orgánico (NOP) del USDA tiene un acuerdo de equivalencia de...
October 5, 2016
Operations are not always aware of their options and responsibilities when they suspect that contamination or commingling may have occurred at their...
July 11, 2016
Date Updated: October 20, 2016 Lea este artículo en Español.
January 15, 2016
On September 11, 2015 the USDA National Organic Program released a Policy Memo updating the status of electrolyzed water under the USDA NOP...
October 1, 2015
Farmers, do you send your fruit or other products to coolers or storage where it may be treated with an allowed material such as CO2 (marketed as...
July 17, 2015
On January 22, 2014, the National Organic Program (NOP) published guidance 5031 “Certification Requirements for Handling Unpackaged Organic Products...
July 17, 2015
Operations are required to update their Organic System Plan (OSP) regarding changes that can affect their compliance, such as new land managed by the...
May 13, 2015
Effective June 1, 2015, CCOF will require that orchards and other crops no longer utilize intensive grazing within 90 days of harvest of a crop where...