This manual describes the standards that apply to operations entering the CCOF Mexico Compliance Program. The program is for operations in Mexico and exporting organic products to Mexico.
I am not an organic operation
The purpose of an organic inspection is to confirm that your operation meets the NOP standards and regulations both before it is certified and every year after as long as it remains certified. Inspectors do this by confirming that what you say in your application, called an Organic System Plan (OSP), is what you are doing in practice.
An excellent, low-cost resource titled Preparing for Organic Inspection, which includes checklists and other resources, is available from NCAT's Sustainable Agriculture Project.
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To learn more about how inspections are being conducted during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please refer to the appropriate notice below.
Yes! The organic standards do not allow GMOs. If you are CCOF certified, you can use our “Organic is No-GMO & More” seal in addition to other non-GMO language on your labels.
Organic Food Production - It's Easier Than You Think
The organic market is expanding at a rapid rate, and buyers demand more organic products than can be supplied domestically.
Processors and co-packers have a unique business opportunity to get into the organic market and help convert raw goods to shelf-ready food products to meet the demand and increase profitability.
We want to help our certified members grow their businesses, and in doing so the organic marketplace. One way we promote our members is by maintaining a searchable online directory of our certified operations. Those looking to find organic products or services can search by keyword, location, or sales method, including Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers' markets, wholesale, export, and more.
This form applies to uncertified storage facilities used by CCOF operations to store unsealed product or product in permeable packaging. It also applies to uncertified brokers, traders, wholesalers, or distributors that provide organic products to CCOF certified operations. It is not required for uncertified handlers supplying organic product in sealed, impermeable containers with final retail labeling that identifies the organic status and original certified producer.
The CCOF Compliance Report will help you stay organized and keep your operation in compliance. This custom report will give you an immediate understanding of your operation’s current state of compliance, from recently-closed major issue action items to pending items that need to be addressed.
Prepare for your inspection by reviewing the appropriate pre-inspection letter below that applies to your operation.