The passing of the 2018 farm bill ushered in full legalization of hemp and hemp products. Unfortunately, federal regulations haven’t caught up yet, which creates a very challenging environment for hemp businesses across the country. Whether you are working with hemp as a cultivator, or for wholesale and consumer products, Allay can help navigate applicable guidelines and regulations in your state to make sure your business doesn’t get caught in the crossfire.

How We Help

Organic Certification Assistance

Allay assists hemp cultivation facilities and hemp product manufacturers achieve USDA organic certification by developing and implementing the SOPs needed to ensure organic integrity from farm to consumer. Allay can interface with the organic certifying body and put together the application packet, as well as conduct an onsite gap analysis to prepare the business for the certification audit.

Although USDA organic certification is not currently available to the THC cannabis industry, similar program certifications are available that Allay can assist THC cannabis businesses with.

CGMP Certification Assistance

cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practices and is promulgated by the FDA. cGMP regulations require a quality and safety approach to manufacturing, enabling companies to minimize or eliminate instances of contamination, mix-ups, and errors. It is designed to reduce the risks involved in all steps of the manufacturing process.

Allay Consulting are cGMP/ FDA experts and can help your company evaluate the workplace, put together all of the required documentation, SOP’s, ensure quality assurance, and training required to receive the certification from an accredited certifying body. The best way to understand where your business stands with compliance is to schedule a full cGMP gap analysis with an Allay Consultant.

Floor Plan Review

The Floor Plan Review is a form of gap analysis that typically takes place before a facility is operational, and it is best practice to ensure they are built with applicable regulations and standards in mind. Making sure a company has good production flow, compliant surfaces, equipment, drainage, and ventilation are all things being considered during a plan review. This is an area where Allay saves our clients a lot of money by preventing costly facility updates down the line.

Gap Analysis (Mock Audits)

Thinking about buying a cannabis company or investing in one but don’t know enough about compliance to know if it’s a great idea? Already have the facility that needs a regulatory review? Allay Consulting frequently conducts facility audits to ensure state specific compliance, cGMP, GACP, OSHA, ISO, and organic compliance. This is typically the first step when seeking to achieve various certifications. Start with a gap analysis to understand your company’s compliance pitfalls. Allay provides a detailed roadmap of each step your business must take before becoming compliant.

We can perform GAP analysis for the following compliance standards:

  • cGMP
  • GACP
  • OSHA
  • ISO
  • Organic

State Regulations

Every state has different and unique regulations and rules that companies have to follow in order to stay compliant and operational. Unfortunately, these regulations are constantly evolving as the hemp and THC cannabis industry matures. Everything from SOPs, to inventory management, to floorplan requirements, to product management, and security can all differ from state to state.

The good news is that Allay Consulting can help your company stay compliant no matter if you are in one state, or a multi-state operator (MSO).

Label Review

When a consumer sees your product on the shelf, labeling is one of the first things that jumps out at them. Unfortunately, designing the correct labels for products can be difficult when so much of it is mandated by regulatory standards. Avoiding false statements and broad health claims can be difficult to try to navigate through as an emerging business.

At Allay, we ensure that your labeling is compliant in order to help keep customers safe, keep your products on the shelf, and protect your company from fines and recalls.

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