CCOF earns high marks for GFSI food safety certifications
California organic certifier CCOF has received high marks for its GlobalG.A.P. program.
CCOF, Santa Cruz, received the highest key performance indicator for any GlobalG.A.P., according to a news release. Complementing its organic certifications, CCOF also provides Global Food Safety Initiative benchmarked food safety certifications to GlobalG.A.P.’s good agricultural practices standards.
“There’s a lot of overlap between organic and food safety requirements,” Jacob Guth, director of food safety for CCOF, said in the release. “Since 1973, CCOF has been the gold standard in organic certification. We are glad to see the maturation of our GFSI offerings being acknowledged by GlobalG.A.P.”
CCOF also offers food safety training and seminars to educate growers about the GFSI and federal food safety regulations
“It’s just nice to have both our organic certification and our food safety certification under one roof,” Colin Archipley of Archi’s Acres, an Escondido, Calif., greenhouse grower of organic basil, kale, chard and other items, said in the release.