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Why is CCOF offering food safety certification at all?

Many farmers and processors are already being asked to be certified to one of the existing third party food safety standards by retail buyers like Costco or Walmart. We anticipate that the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules will mean more companies will be pursuing food safety assessment and/or certification. Even if law does not require it, assessment and/or certification may be required in order for farmers and processors to be able to sell their product!

Why should I be certified with CCOF?

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.

Why should I enroll my operation in the CCOF Certified Transitional program?

Becoming familiar with the organic regulations and the certification process can be challenging and stressful. Enrolling with CCOF as you work your land through transition can give you peace of mind, knowing that your practices are already verified as compliant with the organic regulations. When your land is finally eligible to become certified organic, you will be better prepared to complete the certification process, and can rest assured knowing that your crops are ready for market.

Why would I want GLOBALG.A.P. certification from CCOF?

Because your buyer requires you to have GFSI-benchmarked food safety certification for some or all of your organic crops. CCOF is one of the most trusted names in certification, with over 40 years of commitment to the organic farming community. We seek to provide a cost effective program that will allow organic farmers to succeed as food safety certification becomes increasingly required by the marketplace. Learn more about CCOF's food safety services by reading the Food Safety Services for Organic Farms flyer.

¿Cuánto cuesta la certificación con CCOF?

Se tasa la certificación de CCOF para proporcionarle valor superior y para facilitar acceso al mercado orgánico para nuevos productores, procesadores, y otras empresas. Los costos incluyen una cuota anual y el costo de la inspección anual. También hay una cuota no re-rembolsable de una vez, cuando se presenta la solicitud.

¿Cuánto tiempo dura el proceso de certificación?

Típicamente certificación requiere seis a 10 semanas; menos para casos especiales. Generalmente recomendamos que empiece con el proceso al menos 90 días antes de cosecha o el lanzamiento de su línea de productos orgánicos.

La duración depende en varios factores:

¿Por qué certificarse con CCOF?

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.

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