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Get Certified Organic - 6 Simple Steps

Outlined are the 6 simple steps for getting certified.

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
Get the Numbers on Organic - National, California, and CCOF Statistics

Get the numbers on organic with national statistics, California statistics, and CCOF member statistics and certified crop acreage.

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
Global Market Access Application

Enrollment in the CCOF GMA program means that CCOF will review your operation for compliance with equivalence arrangements between the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) or Canadian Organic Regime (COR) and various foreign governmental bodies. NOP certified operations can be reviewed to equivalencies with Canada, the EU, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland, and COR certified operations can be reviewed to equivalencies with the US and Japan.

If your operation is located outside the U.S. and exporting to the EU or Switzerland, you will need to enroll in the CCOF International Standard program.

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
Global Market Access Program Manual

This manual describes the requirements for operations enrolled in the Global Market Access program. This is typically only necessary if your products are exported to foreign markets where the U.S. National Organic Program has equivalence arrangements, including Canada, the European Union, Japan and more.

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
GLOBALG.A.P. General Regulations Part I - General Rules

This manual describes the certification regulations for certification to the GLOBALG.A.P. standard. Version 4.0 Edition 4.0-2 March 2013

Grower Manual or Standard
GLOBALG.A.P. Program Manual

This manual describes the standards that apply to operations joining CCOF’s GLOBALG.A.P. 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
GMA Wine Approval Application

If your operation is producing wine that may be exported to the EU or Switzerland, or exporting wine to the EU or Switzerland, you will need to complete the GMA Wine Approval Application. CCOF will verify that your wines meet EU and/or Switzerland production requirements as part of your enrollment in the GMA program.

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
Grower Application - Materials

List all fertilizers, pest control materials, and other substances you plan to use.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Grower Application - Parcel Information

Fill one out for each parcel of land you wish to certify.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Guidance for Determining COR Compliance for Handlers

This document is provided to CCOF clients and staff to provide guidance for determining whether processing/ handling practices comply with the requirements for compliance certification to the COR standards. These standards apply ONLY to operations producing organic food products in Canada.

Processor located in Canada Helpful documents or flyer, Instructions
H1.0 Handler Checklist

This helpful checklist directs you to only the forms applicable to your business activities.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
H2.0 Organic Products

Complete this form to describe your management of organic products, suppliers, formulas, labels, facilities and co-packers. To add new suppliers, complete the H2.0A form and send supplier certificates. To add a new product, complete the Handler Application – Product Information as well as 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

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
H2.0A Agricultural Ingredients and Suppliers

Describe your agricultural ingredient suppliers. Attach non-CCOF supplier organic certificates to this form. Update this form when suppliers change or you add new suppliers.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
H2.0B Product Formulation Sheet

Describe your multi-ingredient product formulas/recipes and calculate organic content. Complete one form per product and update this form when formulas change.

En Español

Processor or Handler, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
H2.2 Livestock Feed

Describe your organic livestock feed products. Attach labels to this form. Update this form when you add a new product.

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan

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