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A voice for all coconut industry stakeholders
Coconut Coalition of the Americas
What We Do
CCA Supports the Entire Coconut Industry
CCA is unified and vocal in challenging misinformation about coconut oil’s saturated fats. CCA has supported and promoted highly – accredited research that has been acknowledged by mainstream publications and experts.
Establish Quality Standards
Not all coconut is equal and trust is critical to protecting the industry. CCA has developed a VCO coconut oil verification program to help establish confidence in compliance and the consistency of an unadulterated supply chain.
Correct the Classification
Coconuts aren’t nuts. They are drupes, but the FDA for allergen purposes has misclassified them under FALCPA as a tree nut. CCA is engaging with top immunologists, food allergy associations, trade groups, HCPs and consumers to correct this.
In 2021, CCA fielded a benchmarking survey to establish a baseline for industry measurement against the UN Sustainability Goals and is proactively working across the supply chain in communicating and supporting continuous improvement.
Supporting Coconut Farmer Families
Lighting Up Lives
CCA’s Lighting Up Lives initiatives support coconut farmer families. To date, CCA has installed solar lighting for nearly 400 coconut farmer families in the Philippines. In 2022, CCA is focused on helping provide essential school supplies and nutritional support for the children of coconut farmers.
Join the CCA
CCA Member Sustainability Inititiaves
have documentation to support their sustainability initiatives
undertake or source from suppliers with organic or regenerative farming practices
have a Company Sustainability Charter/Statement
have taken steps to secure their supply chain and/or to detect or prevent food fraud
Coconut Coalition of the Americas Establishes Voice in Support of Coconut Products Including Coconut Oil
Washington, DC, August 31, 2018 – The Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA), is a DC-based not for profit formed to steward the responsible growth and communications surrounding coconut oil and coconut products. In light of the recent comment made in an aired video in German from Karin Michels, an adjunct epidemiology professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in July in which she singles out coconut oil as ‘poison’, CCA has prepared several talking points. Dr. Michels opinion further fuels confusion about the health implications of consumption of saturated fats, not all of which are created equal.