Pursuant to the Resolution No. 04, Series of 2017 of the National Committee for Official Accreditation of Organic Certifying Bodies (NCOA-OCB), the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines, Inc. (OCCP) is SUSPENDED on the scope for certification of organic soil amendments (i.e. organic fertilizer, organic soil conditioner/compost, microbial inoculant, organic plant supplement) effective 24 March 2017 until 15 August 2017.
As such, OCCP shall NOT be allowed to accept and process new applications for certification of organic soil amendments. However, OCCP is still enjoined to process ongoing (new application/s received prior the effectivity of this suspension) and renewal applications (application/s previously certified by OCCP) for certification of organic soil amendments.
Operators of organic soil amendments with active certification shall not be affected by this suspension. Likewise, certification services for other scopes (i.e. crop production, animal production, processing, and aquaculture) of OCCP shall not be affected by this suspension.