Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 2021



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2804 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 202,

Keego Harbor Michigan



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Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.


On November 30, 2021, the independent registered public accounting firm, Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company, P.C. (“Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company”) of Zivo Bioscience, Inc. (the “Company”) resigned as the Company’s independent auditors based on personal reasons unrelated to the Company.


The reports of Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.

During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim periods, there were no disagreements with Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company, would have caused it to make a reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its reports.

During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim periods, there have been no reportable events of the type required to be reported pursuant to Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The Company has provided Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company with a copy of the disclosures made in this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the SEC and requested that Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company agrees with such disclosures and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree.  A copy of that letter, dated December 8, 2021, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


The board of directors of the Company is currently in the process of identifying and engaging a new independent registered public accounting firm.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


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Letter of Wolinetz, Lafazan & Company, P.C. dated December 8, 2021






Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within Inline XBRL document).








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Dated: December 8, 2021


/s/ Keith Marchiando




Keith Marchiando

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer