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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
Organic Certification Cost Share Program Flyer

CCOF believes all operations, small and large, should apply for Organic Certification Cost Share. Learn more about the program, why it matters to the organic movement, and how you can apply and receive a reimbursement of up to 75% of your certification costs.

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, Instructions
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 Source Regulations and Resources

This comprehensive list of organic seed suppliers is a great place to start your search for organic seed.

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.

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

Processor or Handler, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
R1.0 Retail/ Restaurant Checklist

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
R3.0 Retail 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 Pratices

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
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
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

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