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MyCCOF Online Certification Management

MyCCOF provides the online tools that make certification simpler for you. Use MyCCOF to easily manage certification, track suppliers, and search and add materials for use in organic production.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler Helpful documents or flyer
Natural Flavor Affidavit

Use this affidavit for any nonorganic flavor you would like to use in your certified organic products. Please forward this affidavit to your flavor manufacturer as they must fill out and sign the form.

Processor or Handler, Processor located in Canada Form
Natural Flavour Affidavit - Canada

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. Give this affidavit to the Flavor Manufacturer so that CCOF can verify that the Natural Flavor you want to use is compliant. To save time, be sure to check with CCOF before submitting this information to see if we have review the Natural Flavor before!

Processor located in Canada Form
Nonorganic Processing Material Affidavit

Used by CCOF clients and manufacturers to document GMO, irradiation, and sewage sludge compliance for nonorganic materials (ingredients, processing aids, additives, etc.)

Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant Form
Nonorganic Processing Material Affidavit - Canada

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. Give this affidavit to the manufacturer of any nonorganic material you would like to use (ingredients, processing aids, additives, etc.) so that CCOF can verify that the material you want to use is compliant. To save time, be sure to check with CCOF before submitting this information to see if we have to review the material before!

Processor located in Canada Form
Nonsynthetic Affidavit

Used by CCOF clients and manufacturers to document compliance for nonsynthetic nonagricultural materials/ingredients.

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NOP 4009 Instruction and Q&A: Who Needs to be Certified?

This instruction clarifies the certification requirements for operations that produce or handle agricultural products to be sold, labeled or represented as organic. Both the instructions document and official Q&A are included.

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 Instructions
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.

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
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

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