New Director of Farm Programs Certification

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Date Published: 
June 26, 2014

CCOF Certification Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Lamendella to the position of Director of Farm Programs Certification. In this role Amy will oversee all CCOF farm and livestock services, as well as the field-level food safety programs for CCOF’s 2,000 farms and ranches. Amy brings a wealth of experience and history with CCOF to this position. She will support CCOF’s ongoing service improvements and paperwork reduction initiatives.

Many CCOF operations recognize Amy from her storied history as an Inspector, Regional Service Representative, Inspection Supervisor, and most recently, as the face of the CCOF food safety initiatives. Amy has been among CCOF’s most valued inspectors and has contributed to CCOF inspection and certification systems for more than 10 years. She also holds a B.S. degree from UC Davis in Agricultural Systems and the Environment. Amy can be reached at and extension 24.

Everyone at CCOF also wants to take this opportunity to wish Robin Allan Foster, Amy’s predecessor, bon voyage. Robin played a pivotal role in the development of CCOF’s certification programs over the last decade. She has accepted a position with Whole Foods Market in their new Produce Rating initiative, and all of us at CCOF wish her well and immense success in her new role.