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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:

If you are certified by CCOF, you can use the “Non-GMO & More” seal.

If used on the same panel with the USDA seal, the USDA seal must appear more prominent. When the horizontal version of the "Non-GMO & More" seal is used, prominence is measured by height, and if the vertical version is used, prominence is measured by width. For additional labeling help visit our ...

Yes. CCOF conducts GMO testing of at risk commodities under the periodic residue testing requirement of the USDA National Organic Program. Testing for presence of GMOs is a helpful tool in determining whether a prevention strategy is effective. Organic production is a whole systems approach to agriculture that uses prevention strategies—monitored through the certification process—to ensure...

Like other non-GMO verification programs, non-GMO does not mean GMO-free. The phrase “non-GMO” on certified organic products means that, as required by organic standards, the product was produced without the use of GMOs.

No! Use of this optional seal is included with the standard cost of organic certification.

The way you label your certified organic products will depend on the amount of organic ingredients in them. Most crops and single-ingredient products can be labeled “Organic” and use the USDA seal. If you are making a multi-ingredient product with some non-organic ingredients, you may be allowed to claim your product is “Made with Organic (specified ingredients).” Visit our...