Certification News by general organic

October 26, 2020
Cada año, las operaciones certificadas deben presentar su contrato de renovación de certificación anual y pagar sus tarifas de certificación para el...
October 26, 2020
Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year. In...
September 21, 2020
Due to ongoing impacts from the west coast wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept 2-day Rush requests until further notice. We...
September 21, 2020
The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has released an official proposed rule for Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE). The proposed changes are...
August 4, 2020
The United States and Canada announced the expansion of their organic equivalency arrangements with Japan to include livestock products, effective...
July 21, 2020
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp and hemp derivatives with <0.3% dry weight THC content....
June 23, 2020
La certificación orgánica es parte integral del sistema agroalimentario, un servicio esencial. Durante una pandemia de salud pública con órdenes...
June 16, 2020
The United States and Taiwan have signed a new organic equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020. This equivalency allows USDA National Organic...
June 16, 2020
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released...
June 8, 2020
Organic certification is part of the critical infrastructure of food and agriculture, an essential service. During a public health pandemic with...
June 2, 2020
Mientras nos hemos adaptado a nuestro nuevo entorno laboral, nos complace anunciar que podemos nuevamente aceptar solicitudes de revisión urgente de...
May 4, 2020
We know that this is a challenging time for everyone, especially businesses and food producers. Contact your Certification Service Specialist or...
May 4, 2020
The 2018 Farm Bill called for technological enhancements to improve the ability of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic...
May 4, 2020
As a reminder, starting May 27, 2020, you will notice some changes to terms within MyCCOF. A table of current terms and their new names is listed...
April 28, 2020
Organic certification and food safety certification are part of the critical infrastructure of food and agriculture, an essential service....
April 28, 2020
In CCOF's recent blog post, “We are Essential: Pivoting to Stay Afloat,” Jamie Collins, of Serendipity Farms described a number of innovative ways...
April 28, 2020
Starting May 27, 2020, you will notice some changes to terms within MyCCOF. A table of current terms and their new names is listed below. You will...
April 7, 2020
The Accredited Certifiers Association (ACA) and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) are collaborating to develop an industry-wide...
April 7, 2020
For these and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcements and guidance for food producers, please visit the FDA’s webpage on Food Safety...
March 23, 2020
Review our FAQ on cleaners and sanitizers and the EPA list and search for materials on MyCCOF Materials Search. If you find the material you would...
March 16, 2020
Read the most recent update from March 23, 2020. Estamos llevando un seguimiento activo sobre las novedades de la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-...
March 12, 2020
Read the most recent update from March 23, 2020. We are actively monitoring developments with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pivoting as...
March 9, 2020
As of March 1, 2020, only action items that require a direct response are available in MyCCOF Action Item Tracker (Tracker). This change has been...
December 9, 2019
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released an interim final rule for U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program that became effective October...
November 4, 2019
The National Organic Program (NOP) section 205.204 requires that producers search for organic strawberry planting stock (i.e., crowns, plugs, etc.)...
October 21, 2019
Every year, certified operations are required to submit an annual certification renewal contract and pay certification fees for the next year.
October 21, 2019
Dear CCOF members, I hope you enjoyed reading about a few members of our incredible team here at CCOF in the fall issue of Certified Organic as much...
October 21, 2019
Get yourself or your staff up to speed on maintaining your Organic System Plan (OSP) as quickly as possible with CCOF’s OSP Walk-Through Service....
September 3, 2019
Your CCOF organic certificate client profile will now list all facility locations that we inspect as part of your organic certification. For any...
July 8, 2019
To ensure continued consumer trust in the integrity of the organic label, CCOF constantly looks for ways to address fraud. One method we began in...
May 28, 2019
MyCCOF Action Item Tracker has been updated to improve your experience in the tool.
February 25, 2019
Hemp has a long history of use in the United States and around the world. However, it has been illegal to grow in the United States for decades...
August 6, 2018
Many areas of Colorado are facing extreme drought conditions, leading to adverse impacts on the ability to graze livestock. In response to a request...
May 14, 2018
Has CCOF asked you for information recently? You can save time by responding directly to our request via the MyCCOF tool Action Item Tracker! Read...
July 10, 2017
Costco Wholesale has released their updated Produce Food Safety Audit Expectations, and there are changes that will affect the CCOF-certified members...
June 5, 2017
To ensure consumer confidence in organic livestock production, CCOF Certification Services is working with other certifiers, including Oregon Tilth,...