This label can be found on

Foods that are certified organic by CCOF

ORGANIZATION: California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)


LABEL STANDARDS: USDA organic standards (7 CFR 205)


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What this seal means 

A closer look behind the standards

This seal can be used only when the product is certified organic by CCOF, one of eighty USDA-accredited certifying agencies that is authorized by the USDA to certify farms and businesses to the USDA organic standards. CCOF has no additional requirements for use of this seal.

The standards behind this seal, therefore, are the same as the USDA organic standards.

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Is the seal verified?
What percentage of the ingredients have to be certified?
Is the meaning of the seal consistent?
Are the standards publicly available?
Is the organization free from conflict of interest?
Were the standards developed with broad public and industry input?