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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:
About Action Item TrackerAction Item Tracker is the MyCCOF companion tool to your Compliance Report. Use Action Item Tracker to respond to individual action items and requests from certification staff (also found on your Compliance Report) straight through MyCCOF.Each client responsibility request is listed within Action Item Tracker, with details...
We want to help our certified members grow their businesses, and in doing so the organic marketplace. One way we promote our members is by maintaining a searchable online directory of our certified operations. Those looking to find organic products or services can search by keyword, location, or sales method, including Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers'...
Yes. The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 requires certification agencies to perform residue testing of organic product. Such testing acts as a deterrent to fraud and helps to prove to organic customers that the standards are upheld and that organic really does mean something. CCOF is granted the authority to collect samples for testing by the National Organic Program regulations section 205....
Yes! MyCCOF is the first of its kind online organic certification management system. MyCCOF is free for all clients and provides access to records, bills, inspection reports, certificates, and more. Our website also offers a wealth of forms, payment options, and other tools to...
Use MyCCOF Action Item Tracker to check the status of your updates and responses to CCOF.Log in to MyCCOF and go to the Action Item Tracker tab.You are taken to the “My Action Items” sub-tab, where you can view your action items from CCOF.Go to the second sub-tab, “All Action Items”, to view the items you’ve sent to CCOF and items you’ve responded to.Find the action item...
If you are unable to log into your MyCCOF account, use the “Forgot Password?” link below the Log In area. This option will send a unique link to your email to allow you to reset your password. Please note, your browser may have saved the previous password you were using, in which case you will need to clear your browser cache and saved passwords once you have reset your password....
In July 2018, CCOF, Stellar and Demeter announced a partnership to allow organic operations certified by Stellar Certification Services to easily transition their certification to CCOF Certification Services, LLC. On July 31, 2018, Stellar Certification Services ceased to certify organic operations. Stellar is the organic certification sister...
Fillable forms are versions of frequently used and/or modified documents that are available in electronic format for easy editing. Each form is a Microsoft word document formatted and locked to allow you to easily enter your data. Available forms include material review requests, annual certification contracts, parcel transfer, withdrawal and additional acreage documents. For processors,...
CCOF is proud to offer a variety of certifications and verifications to our clients, including USDA National Organic Program (NOP) (7 CFR Part 205) certification for growers, livestock, handler/processors, retailers, etc. CCOF also provides certification to the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards for operations located in Canada, and international market verification and certification for...
There are dozens of reasons to choose CCOF for your organic certification. Learn why CCOF should be your choice for certification or browse our website for more information.
CCOF ha sido un líder en el mercado orgánico desde 1973 y ha participado en el desarrollo del proceso de certificación y los estándares orgánicos. Consumidores y compradores han tenido confianza en el nombre y sello de CCOF por más de 40 años.