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Statement Regarding Benefits of Retail Organic Certification

by Cathy Calfo |

(September 20, 2013) Santa Cruz, CA – Voluntary organic retail certification provides consumers with added certainty that products are clearly labeled, that organic and conventional produce and bulk foods are not commingled or misrepresented, and that sanitation and pest control are compliant with organic practices. CCOF is proud to provide organic certification retail operations of all types and sizes, and to stand by that certification through rigorous inspection and enforcement. 

Cathy Calfo, CCOF Executive Director/CEO

CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1973 and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest third-party organic certifying agencies. CCOF certifies, educates, advocates, and promotes organic.