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
NOP Import Certificate Request Packet

Once you know you will be shipping to the U.S., complete these fillable PDF forms and send the entire PDF packet to export@ccof.org

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Form
NOP Standards Manual

This manual includes the official National Organic Program (NOP) standards for CCOF organic certification under the USDA National Organic Program. CCOF certifies to the NOP as our primary standard. Check out the U.S. National Organic Program’s NOP Handbook for more details about organic certification under the USDA program.

En Español

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 Manual or Standard
NOP Transaction Certificate Request Packet

Once you know you will be shipping to a country that only requires NOP certification verification, complete these fillable PDF forms and send the entire PDF packet to export@ccof.org.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Form
Notices for Inspections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To learn more about how inspections are being conducted during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please refer to the appropriate notice below.

Spanish-Speaking, 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
Organic Claims on Websites and Other Marketing

Learn more about what CCOF looks for on a website to help you design a compliant website and prevent consumer confusion.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Helpful documents or flyer
Organic Labeling Guidelines

An easy to read organic labeling chart.

En Español

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
Organic Seed and Planting Stock Regulations and Resources

This list of organic seed suppliers is a great place to start your search for organic seed. Known suppliers of organic strawberry planting stock are also included.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Organic Wine Labeling Guide

An easy-to-read organic wine labeling guide.

Processor or Handler, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Private Label/Broker/Trader Organic Certification Application

Certification for companies that own organic labels that are co-packed by other facilities. Also covers operations that do not physically handle products but act as brokers or traders.

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

Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
Processor Organic Certification Application

Organic certification for food processors, coolers, canners, and any operation that physically handles or processes organic products. Also includes companies who provide fee-for-service processing/handling such as hullers, canners, wineries etc.

En Español

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

Processor or Handler, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
Product Application

Describe your finished organic products and the location where products are processed. Attach labels and co-packer certificates to this form. When you add a new product, submit a new Product Application, along with the H2.0B (for multi-ingredient products) and submit all labels. For additional infromaiton about adding a new product, read the related FAQ.

CCOF also has unique and helpful forms for wines. Check out our Add a wine or wine label Forms and Docs to learn more. Note that this form has replaced the H2.5 Off-Site Handling form.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
Product Application - Canada

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. Describe your organic products and co-packers. Attach labels and co-packer certificates to this form. Update this form when you add a new product.

Processor located in Canada Organic System Plan
R1.0 Activities Checklist for Retailers/Restaurants

This helpful checklist directs you to only the forms applicable to your retail/restaurant activities.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan
R2.0 Retail Departments

Describe your retail department activities, products, labeling, signage, and suppliers.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan
R2.3 Organic Retail/Restaurant Facility

Describe your retail/restaurant facility locations, organizational structure, and training program.

Retail or Restaurant Organic System Plan

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