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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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New to organic certification or looking to become certified and not sure where to start? You might find these FAQ topics most useful:
Yes! The organic standards do not allow GMOs. If you are CCOF certified, you can use our “Organic is No-GMO & More” seal in addition to other non-GMO language on your labels.If you produce organic meat, poultry, or egg products and would like to make a non-GMO claim, USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) requires additional language....
To add a new product to your Organic System Plan (OSP) and organic certificate, send the following to inbox@ccof.org:All labels for the productProduct Application: describes the product name, label claim, and export marketsH2.0A Agricultural...
I am a CCOF certified private label owner having my products made at a CCOF certified co-packing facility: I am a CCOF certified private label owner having my products made at a co-packing facility certified by another certifier: I am a CCOF certified private label owner but I don’t have a certified co-packer yet: I am an uncertified private label owner...