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OUR CERTIFICATION SERVICES

OTCO provides certification services for operations that produce crops and livestock, or handle organic products. Each broad category features established classes of certification to address the unique attributes and activities of different operations. A single operation may be certified under more than one category and class of certification, depending on the scope of its activities.


Ready to apply for certification? Use our new Online OSP application process or simply choose the appropriate certification service below and download the application.

Interested in getting certified but not sure where you fit in? Questions about the process? Contact our Customer Service Assistant at: (541) 709-5498 or by email: helpdesk [at] tilth.org.


FARM

Covers farms producing agricultural and horticultural crops, as well as pasture areas used for livestock grazing. A field is eligible for organic status if no prohibited materials have been applied for a period of 36 months.

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LIVESTOCK

Covers all livestock production practices and all animals, including livestock end products for sale such as meat, eggs and milk. Must meet all requirements for livestock handling, care, animal welfare, production practices and mammalian living conditions.

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PROCESSORS AND HANDLERS

Covers all classes of processing and handling for certification, including processed organic foods by processors and co-packers, packers, brokers, wholesalers, distributors and marketers of organic food products.

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FIBERS AND TEXTILES

Covers post-harvest production and handling of organic fiber and textile products under the Global Organic Textile Standards.

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PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

Covers the processing and handling of all personal care products under the NSF/ANSI 305 standards, including rinse-off/leave-on personal care products, cosmetic products, oral care and personal hygiene products.

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RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS

Covers all retail stores and restaurants that sell organic products to the consumer, either as fresh produce, packaged goods or ready-to-eat meals.

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SALMON-SAFE

Salmon-Safe Organic is a joint venture between Oregon Tilth and Salmon-Safe, a nonprofit organization working to restore watersheds for salmon to spawn and thrive. Salmon-Safe certification is available to organic farmers and handlers that further protect biodiversity and aquatic habitat while helping to redefine the practice of ecologically sustainable agriculture.

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BEE BETTER CERTIFIED™

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has partnered with Oregon Tilth to develop and launch the Bee Better Certified™ program, a new certification program that enables agricultural producers to let consumers know they are farming in ways that benefit bees.

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TRANSITIONAL

Covers farm operations throughout the shift from conventional to organic and acts as a stepping-stone for operations that desire organic certification for parcels of land but do not meet the three year land history requirements.

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BLANK FORMS AND TOOLS

Additional forms and tools to document the necessary requirements for certification.

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