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Before making any changes to your operation, you must update your OSP. For processors and Handlers, use the Handler OSP Update Guide to ensure you submit all forms. Visit our Forms and Documents …
For processors and Handlers, use the Handler OSP Update Guide to ensure you submit all forms. Once updates have been submitted you can track your update using MyCCOF We work to respond to the following in 1-2 weeks: Updated labels for existing products Adding new acreage (subsequent…
I provide services, what do I need to do when processing for other organic operations? Service providers such as nut hullers and coolers are a critical part of the organic supply chain, ensuring that organic producers have certified locations to handle their crops or products. Service providers must verify the organic status of incoming crops or products. While a customer may have brought in…
The organic certification application is called an Organic System Plan (OSP). A complete OSP is required by the National Organic Program (NOP). The OSP is a detailed description of the practices and procedures used by your operation to produce organic goods. Operations must update their OSP as changes occur. CCOF has developed a straightforward, comprehensive OSP as part of our organic…
An amendment to an existing registration is required when an operation has one or more of the following changes to their registration: Addition of new facilities or growing locations in California Change of ownership Addition of production acreage A  change/addition of operation type(s). A registrant shall notify the Department of any change in the information reported on the registration…
This list details the most common situations that require organic processors or handlers to send information or documentation to CCOF, and what type of information you'll need to send. Read through this list and contact your Certification Service Specialist with additional questions. Use the Handler OSP Update Guide to ensure…
Any time you are considering a change to your organic production, you must update your Organic System Plan before making any changes and submit the update to inbox@ccof.org for review. Updating your OSP before making changes helps your operation avoid a Notice of Noncompliance…