Trader or Broker or Private label owner

How do I submit a request to update my profile (add acreage, add product, OSP updates, etc.)?

Please submit all required documents via email to inbox@ccof.org, fax to (831) 423-4528, or by mail to the CCOF home address. For processors and Handlers, use the Handler OSP Update Guide to ensure you submit all forms.

Once the request is received an ‘Action Item’ will be made which you can track in your MyCCOF account. Access the ‘Action Items’ tab to view and track all pending requests.

 

Organic Marketing 101: A Guide for Getting Your Products to Market

Many different market channels exist for your organic product but not all channels will align with your goals, values, product line, and personality. Choosing the perfect market for your product can be overwhelming, so choose what market channel suits you best before you make a major investment in your cropping plan or product recipe. This tool will help you select the perfect channel for your business, with an emphasis on finding the right avenue for your end consumers.

Product Application

Describe your finished organic products and the location where products are processed. Attach labels and co-packer certificates to this form. When you add a new product, submit a new Product Application, along with the H2.0B (for multi-ingredient products) and submit all labels. For additional information about adding a new product, read the related FAQ.

Does CCOF Perform Pesticide Residue and GMO Testing?

Yes. The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 requires certification agencies to perform residue testing of organic product. Such testing acts as a deterrent to fraud and helps to prove to organic customers that the standards are upheld and that organic really does mean something. CCOF is granted the authority to collect samples for testing by the National Organic Program regulations section 205.670. Refusing to allow the inspector to take samples for testing may result in adverse action against your certification with CCOF.

Can I get my commercial kitchen certified for others to use for organic production?

No, it doesn't help others and isn't required in order for someone else to make organic products in your commercial kitchen. Shared kitchens cannot be certified separately from the product produced in them. Facilities, including shared kitchens, are part of the process of making the products, so the people who use your kitchen must include the kitchen as the production facility in their own certification application, as if it were their own factory.

Can I use a shared commercial kitchen to make my products?

Yes, certified organic operations can use shared commercial kitchens to make their products, but they must certify the kitchen for their own use. In your application – called an Organic System Plan (OSP) – you will explain how you keep your products separate from any non-organic products or materials in the kitchen. You will also describe how organic product contact surfaces and processing equipment are cleaned and sanitized.