FMI is Certified Organic by CCOF

Which means we are qualified to be your contract manufacturer for your organic product.

CCOF stands for California Certified Organic Farmers and is one of the first organic certification agencies with a strong influence in the organic movement. CCOF was instrumental in advocating for federal organic legislation. As a matter of fact, CCOF’s organic certification standards were used as the foundation for the USDA National Organic Program and ultimately “certified organic” became a federally regulated claim.

What it Means to be Organic

Cosmetics, body care products, or personal care products may use the following four organic labeling categories as all other agricultural products based on their organic content and the other factors. These other factors involve the certification by a USDA-accredited organic certifying agent (such as CCOF) of the production, handling, processing, and labeling of the final product.

How the ORGANIC categories are defined by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) and the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers):

  • 100% Organic
    • 100% organic ingredients
    • Only organic processing aids used
    • Absolutely no non-organic agricultural ingredients used (excluding water/salt)
    • Must be certified and the certifying agency’s name and address must be on the label
  • Organic
    • 95-100% Organic ingredients
    • Up to 5% may be from a limited approved list of allowed non-organic agricultural ingredients and other additives (vitamins, baking soda, citric acid) approved by the USDA Nation