Growing healthy and clean plants is a key to a successful cannabis cultivation and a goal of every operation. To achieve this one doesn’t have to look very far. Borrowing best practices from fruit and vegetable growers is a quick and proven way to achieve higher quality plant. Throughout the years, agricultural operations have aligned on common food safety and quality standards, from FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance to GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmark certifications- all with the goal of ensuring food safety of the produce. Understanding these standards and applying them in their daily operations not only will help ensure high quality plants, but also help to ensure high quality consistent results during the extraction process.
We have years of experience working with farmers, growers and packing houses on helping them build and ensure food safety and regulatory compliance: we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge with you to help you drive improvement and safety in your operations!
Protecting your staff while adhering to strict food safety guidelines are critical factors for your extraction operation. Applying principles of HACCP to your extraction process you will be able to ensure high quality output while keeping your team safe. We are here to help you build your food safety procedures- set up Good Manufacturing practices (GMP’s), write and implement SOP and SSOP and help you build your HACCP plan. As a result you will be able to produce higher quality output, achieve greater consistency and ensure safety and security of your production team.
Infused products and edibles
Efficacy, consistency and taste are three key attributes for an edible product. There is a lot of work that needs to happen behind the scenes to deliver on those expectations. All three can be ensured through implementing a strong and pragmatic food safety system that includes a GMP system in place, HACCP plan, effective and verified team training system in place and an internal and external auditing to ensure compliance and manage corrective actions.
Our consultants have years of experience working on a wide variety of products, including confections, beverages, baked goods and snacks and many others. Whether you are looking for a simple GMP implementation, training for your team, an allergen management program or need to create nutritional panel and the ingredient statement- we are here to help you improve compliance, achieve better efficacy or ensure that you produce a great tasting, satisfying product every time.
As a retailer or dispensary your brand reputation depends on the products you sell- so don’t leave the quality of what you put on the shelf to chance.
We work with the retailers to help establish clear food safety and quality expectations for their vendors with an end goal of ensuring that every product meets strict safety and quality guidelines. These programs help retailers keep state regulators happy and customers satisfied after every purchase.
Investors and VC’s
When it comes to investing in cannabis businesses, food safety and quality related due diligence is a key to a successful venture. Determining early on whether or not a target company is compliant with the relevant state regulations and has sound and consistent food safety program in place is critical to mitigating downside risk. While no production facility is ever deemed “perfect,” it is important that investors consider gaps that exist in the target companies’ food safety programs.
We can help investors and VC’s to perform a food safety and quality related due diligence to mitigate risk and ensure compliance.