CCOF Introduces Expedited Organic Certification Program
CCOF unveiled today an expedited organic certification program in response to the booming demand for organic certification. Clients seeking organic certification can now go through the same rigorous inspection and review criteria as the regular certification process in a fraction of the time.
CCOF introduced this program in response to numerous requests for fast-track certification from clients. “CCOF’s Expedited Certification Program provides an important new service for companies new to organic as well as existing CCOF clients. Our goal is provide premier certification services without compromising quality. CCOF prides itself as a leader in organic certification, and this program benefits everyone by getting organic goods to the marketplace in a timely manner,” said Certification Services Director Jake Lewin.
CCOF, one of North America’s oldest and largest organic certification agencies, certifies more than 1,500 organic farmers, processors, handlers, retailers, and private labelers in 14 states and 8 countries, including about 75% of the organic acreage in California. More than 300 supporting members are comprised of consumers, suppliers and other individuals and businesses interested in furthering CCOF’s work.
CCOF, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1973 and is one of the nation’s largest and oldest third-party organic certifying agencies. CCOF certifies, educates, advocates and promotes organic in California and elsewhere through:
• A premier organic certification program for growers, processors, handlers, and retailers.
• Programs to increase awareness of and demand for certified organic product and to expand public support for organic agriculture.
• Advocacy for governmental policies that protect and encourage organic agriculture.