Forms & Documents

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 »

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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
R3.0 Restaurant/Prepared Foods

Describe your restaurant or retail prepared foods department activities, products, menu, signage, and suppliers.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan
R4.0 Retail/Restaurant Organic Practices

Describe your receiving, storage, preparation, display, cleaning, sanitation, and facility pest management practices.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan
R5.0 Record Keeping for Retail/Restaurant

Describe your system and records used to track organic products.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan
Recordkeeping Checklist for Organic Growers
This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 
 
 
Grower, Livestock producer, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Recordkeeping Report of Attached JAS Seals

This document should be used by exporters shipping product to Japan and attaching the JAS seal through a consignment contract. Send a copy of this document to CCOF with every export certificate request.

Grower, Processor or Handler Form, Template or worksheet
Requesting Reinstatement for Suspended Operations

Use to initiate reinstatement of certification after suspension of a parcel, product or your entire operation. The request must be accompanied by evidence demonstrating correction of each outstanding issue.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Form
Retail Labeling Guide

Guide for developing retail labels.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Retail Organic Certification Application

Organic certification application for retail stores seeking organic certification for their entire store or individual departments.

Download your application packet and email completed forms to inbox@ccof.org:

Retail or Restaurant, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
Sample Agricultural Ingredient Availability Search Record

Use this form to document your search as required on the H2.7 Commercial Availability form.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Complaints Log

This document is available for clients enrolled in the ISP and COR programs. It can be used to meet the international requirement to maintain a complaint log.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word and Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Equipment Cleaning Log

Equipment must be cleaned according to protocol set forth in your organic system plan (OSP) in order to maintain the organic integrity of your product. To ensure that this is done properly, keep this form near each piece of equipment that is cleaned to record cleaning. This log may also be used to record cleaning of harvest equipment or spray rigs prior to use.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Farm Activity Log

Recordkeeping is an essential part of good organic farming practices. This all-purpose form can be used to keep track of all activities that occur on a given parcel/block (mulching, spraying, planting, irrigating, mowing, applying manure, etc.).

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Handler Audit Trail

This is an example of the type of information you might submit to accompany your H5.0 Audit Trail for Handlers. You will need to develop an audit trail that is specific to your operation.

Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Harvest Record

Use this sample record to help you keep track of when you harvest your organic crops, and what you do with them afterwards. Make sure to regularly update this form, or a similar form of your choice, and maintain it in your records.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Sample Input Record (Organic Farm Input Report)

Use this sample record to help you to keep track of the materials (fertilizers, pest control materials, soil amendments, adjuvants, etc.) that you apply to your farm. Complete one of these forms, or a similar form of your choice, for each parcel/block and maintain in your records to update as necessary.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word or Excel document, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below. 

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet

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