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Understanding Organic Labels and the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Organic

A helpful graphic that shows what the different labels in organic mean, as well as the top 10 reasons why you should be buying organic!

Can I update my online organic directory profile?

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. Each member has a profile in our directory with a description that you can update.

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.

Does CCOF provide online services?

Yes! MyCCOF is the first of its kind online organic certification management system. MyCCOF is free for all clients and provides access to records, bills, inspection reports, certificates, and more. Our website also offers a wealth of forms, payment options, and other tools to support your certification needs. We are truly committed to saving you time by providing online services.

How can I check the status of my Action Items and OSP Updates?

Use MyCCOF Action Item Tracker to check the status of your updates and responses to CCOF.
  1. Log in to MyCCOF and go to the Action Item Tracker tab.
  2. You are taken to the “My Action Items” sub-tab, where you can view your action items from CCOF.
  3. Go to the second sub-tab, “All Action Items”, to view the items you’ve sent to CCOF and items you’ve responded to.
  4. Find the action item(s) you’re interested in and find the “Due Date” column to see when CCOF is expected to review the item.

How can I log in to MyCCOF? My password isn’t working/can I reset it?

If you are unable to log into your MyCCOF account, use the “Forgot Password?” link below the Log In area.

MyCCOF login

Is the Stellar Certification name and logo a valid organic certification seal?

In July 2018, CCOF, Stellar and Demeter announced a partnership to allow organic operations certified by Stellar Certification Services to easily transition their certification to CCOF Certification Services, LLC. On July 31, 2018, Stellar Certification Services ceased to certify organic operations. Stellar is the organic certification sister organization of Demeter USA, the U.S.’ biodynamic certification organization.

What are fillable forms and how do I use them?

Fillable forms are versions of frequently used and/or modified documents that are available in electronic format for easy editing. Each form is a Microsoft word document formatted and locked to allow you to easily enter your data. Available forms include material review requests, annual certification contracts, parcel transfer, withdrawal and additional acreage documents. For processors, additional products, private label profiles, name and seal use agreements, and more. You must have Microsoft word to utilize our fillable forms.

Where can I find fillable forms?

What standards does CCOF certify to?

CCOF is proud to offer a variety of certifications and verifications to our clients, including USDA National Organic Program (NOP) (7 CFR Part 205) certification for growers, livestock, handler/processors, retailers, etc.

CCOF also provides certification to the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards for operations located in Canada, and international market verification and certification for various foreign markets. Visit out our International Programs pages for additional information!

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.

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