Jake Lewin is the president of CCOF Certification Services, LLC, the largest National Organic Program accredited certifying agency, founded in California over 40 years ago. Today, CCOF’s roots span the breadth of North America with a presence that is internationally recognized. Lewin is deeply committed to the success of organic farmers, ranchers, and processors. His experience in the organic industry includes all aspects of organic certification, from farm production to organic inspection and certification. Lewin also has extensive experience with international organic certification issues and trade promotion.
In 2014, Lewin was appointed by former United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to the Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for Fruit and Vegetables to advise the Foreign Agricultural Service and U.S. Trade Representative. Lewin has taught seminars and training events on organic regulations and certification worldwide.