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Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

April 10, 2018
Without the additional oversight provided by the certification process, uncertified handlers are a source of potential fraud in the organic supply...
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...
June 2, 2014
On April 25, 2014 the National Organic Program released a proposed guidance document regarding Substances Used in Postharvest Handling of Organic...
November 6, 2013
The USDA has published Final Rules that, effective November 3, 2013, update the USDA organic regulations. These three changes are about materials...
October 22, 2012
A recently released NOP notice may require you to take action! Please review the labeling changes carefully and contact us at ccof@ccof.org or (831)...
October 22, 2012
Earlier this year, the National Organic Program published a final rule renewing over 200 listings on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...
May 1, 2012
Improvements for Materials Tracking and Approvals Continue: We have heard loud and clear that one of our clients’ biggest frustrations with the...