Hemp
Hemp is a strain of cannabis grown specifically for industrial uses such as paper or clothing. What separates hemp from other forms of cannabis, are lower levels of the psychoactive THC and higher levels of CBD, the latter of which is extracted for medical purposes.

Key Insights

CBD Sourcing

CBD is an amazing cannabinoid that has all kinds of positive medical applications. But, it will soon be regulated by the CDPHE, DEH and FDA.

Pesticide Contamination
How much contamination is too much contamination?  Regularly test your plants before a recall order or disposal is required. Learn More
Shelf Stability Approvals
When a new product is made in a regular wholesale kitchen the FDA conducts a product evaluation for products and decides if they require refrigeration or if it can be sold at room temperature.

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Topics of Interest

Licensing

Obtaining and maintaining your business licenses, department of agriculture, local, state, etc., can be as unruly as it is frustrating. While licensing can be a burden, staying up to date can be the difference in keeping your doors open or not.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Writing

An SOP, is a set of step-by-step instructions to help workers carry out routine operations. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency and performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with industry regulations.

CBD Source/White Label Audits

If your company is buying Cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, CBG, etc) from another company and using it in an ingredient or you are using a white labeling company you run the risk of having to go through a recall if that company is not operating at FDA/cGMP standards. Unfortunately, when these recalls happen it isn’t the manufacturer that ends up in the news, it’s your company and products. Allay can conduct 3rd party FDA/cGMP audits to evaluate the conditions of the facility you are trusting with your product. This is incredibly common in the cannabis industry; 3rd party audits are an easy way to minimize the risk of tainting your company name.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Similar to hardhats on construction sites, manufacturing environments can be dangerous and sometimes require special equipment to protect employees and your product from contamination.

cGMP Compliance

cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practices and is promulgated by FDA. cGMP regulations require a quality approach to manufacturing, enabling companies to minimize or eliminate instances of contamination, mix-ups, and errors. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in all steps of the manufacturing process. Allay Consulting are cGMP/ FDA experts and can help your company put together all of the required documentation, SOP’s and trainings required to receive the certification from an accredited certifying body. Want to know where your company stands? Schedule a full cGMP Audit today to find out.

Fire Compliance

The International Fire Code states that its purpose “is to establish the minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises, and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.” Allay Consulting can assist with IFC Compliance in all existing cannabis facilities and new builds

New Facility Build Outs

Starting a new facility requires expertise in both functionality (plan review) and in regulations (fire, building dept). Any missteps or oversights could mean starting over from square one.

Logs

Creating a record of your various processes, be it sanitation, refrigeration, pesticide applications, etc, can help you easily maintain compliance and protect the products you are making from the possibility of disposals, outbreaks, and recalls.

FDA/ Food Safety Standards Upgrade

Food Safety Standards cover everything from employee hygiene, to food handling, to temperature control requirements, etc. While some counties have regular health department inspections, others are still working towards it. Upgrading to good food safety standards now can reduce the risk of outbreaks, hefty fines, or even closure.

ISO 22000 Compliance

ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management system in place. This is more in depth and complicated than cGMP standards but provides more customer confidence in the product. Allay Consulting can help your company put together all of the required documentation, SOP’s and trainings required to receive the certification from an accredited certifying body. Want to know where your company stands? Schedule a full ISO 22000 Audit today to find out.

OSHA Compliance

OSHA now has jurisdiction among all cannabis companies in the US. OSHA exists to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women. The safety of your employees is important and Allay Consulting can assist you with the required documentation, SOP’s and employee trainings required to be OSHA Complaint. OSHA will most definitely visit your company’s facility sometime in the near future, don’t risk getting fined by not being compliant.

Shelf Stability/Product Approvals

In some states these evaluations are required to sell certain products that are Potentially Hazardous product (Oils, tinctures, capsules, Beverages, etc). They may require a Shelf Stability Approval. Avoid costly shutdowns, holds and recalls by contacting Allay Consulting to find out if your company is required to have these evaluations. Allay Consulting has Certified Professionals of Food Safety and Certified Quality Auditors on staff that are approved to conduct these kinds of product evaluations.

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