We are here for you

Creation date: 
Monday, April 20, 2020
We are here for you

To our Ecocert Community,

We hope that you are well and finding solace during these uncertain times.

As your organic certifier, we are always looking for ways to best serve you, and that service does not stop now even while we do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Like many organizations across the country, we are adjusting the physical and technical ways in which we operate. For the last month, we have taken proactive measures to keep our staff, clients, and community safe during the outbreak of the COVID-19. We have temporarily stopped business travel and closed our physical office in Plainfield, Indiana.

Despite these closings, we continue to provide service to you in the best possible way. Our team is trained and prepared to work remotely and we are readily available by phone, mail or email.

Inspections update

Our goal is to ensure that your certification is maintained, and we are doing all we can to ensure that audits will be completed on time. On-site inspections will resume as soon as it is deemed safe to travel again.

We are accepting new applications and additions to current certifications and will schedule audits when travel restrictions are lifted. An inspector will notify you of your inspection date.

For questions related to NOP Inspections, contact Brad Schnitz, Inspection Manager: (317) 363-8969, email: Brad.SCHNITZ[at]ecocert.com. For questions related to Cosmos Inspections, contact Chris Koestline, Certification Manager: (317) 658-9024, email: ckoestline[at]ecocert.com

How are you doing?

Are you closing or reducing your operations due to COVID-19? Are you changing your production plans? Please let us know if your operation is closing temporarily or if you need to update your Organic System Plan due to COVID-19.

Call or email: Beth Neuman Tel. (888) 337-8246 ext. 201; info.ecocertico[at]ecocert.com.

Tell us your COVID-19 story

Do you have a story you’d like to share about how you are helping your customers or community? We would love to hear it and share it on our social channels. Please call or email our Communications Specialist, Erin McCracken at erin.mccracken_ext[at]ecocert.com, Cell (512) 576-4831.

Connect with us on social media

If you are on Facebook or LinkedIn, please follow our pages so that you can receive updates and connect with us in real time. Please follow and “like” us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Questions or concerns?

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. In addition to the contacts provided here, we are attaching the complete staff directory for Ecocert ICO. Our regular office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. For urgent matters outside of office hours, please contact:

  • Operations & Billing: Dori Griffith, Operations Manager, Tel. (888) 337-8246 ext 203, dori.GRIFFITH[at]ecocert.com
  • General Questions: Leslie Zuck, US General Manager, Cell +1 (814) 810-6238, email: leslie.ZUCK[at]ecocert.com

The health of our community members is our top priority. We will take every precaution to ensure that we are doing our part, while continuing do our best to serve you and stay connected.

Be safe and be well and do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you.

Leslie Zuck

General Manager

(814) - 810-6238


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