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California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF

California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF logo

CCOF promotes and supports organic food and agriculture through a premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy.

CCOF offers an expedited organic certification program for farmers and growers that need certification in less than 12 weeks.

Learn more: California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with California Certified Organic Farmers - CCOF's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

CCOF, Inc.

Member of

IFOAM, ISO

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1973

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food Other

Other categories: Organic brokers, traders, retailers, processors, wineries, canners, hullers, livestock


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012