Organic Processing and Handling Operations

Clemson University Organic Certification Program verifies the maintenance of organic integrity throughout the handling and processing of organic products, from the input materials to the packaging.  The first step for any operator interested in organic certification is to become familiar with the National Organic Program standards.  Use the following resources for organic processor certification:


Organic Certification Program Brochure (pdf)

Certification Process (html)

Fee Schedule (html)

USDA NOP Homepage (html)

USDA NOP Regulations (html)

USDA NOP Handbook (html)

OMRI Homepage (html)

AOSCA Organic Seed Finder

ATTRA Homepage (html)

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (html)

IOIA Homepage (html)

NOP Guidance for Processors (pdf)

New Applicants:

Processor Organic System Plan (doc)

Coffee Roasting Organic System Plan (doc)

Updating Clients:

All clients must submit a full organic system plan for 2016 updates.  Please use the links under "New Applicants" and "Supporting Documents" to find the appropriate documents for your operation.

Supporting Documents:

Multiple Ingredient Product Profile (doc)

Single Ingredient Product Profile (doc)

Coffee Ingredient Product Profile (doc)

Organic Product Summary (doc)

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