Cannabis Consulting Services

FDA Complaince, cGMP Compliance, OSHA Compliance, International Fire Code, and licensing

We offer a broad range consultative services to help your organization understand and navigate the growing number of rules and regulations that apply to the cannabis industry. Our team of experts are available to engage through baseline assessments, customizable packages, or hourly professional services agreements.

How We Work

Baseline Assessments

The Baseline Assessment is the first part of any engagement with Allay. By venturing out to your facility for the first time, we aim to understand your goals, processes and get an idea of where you stand from a compliance perspective. At the same time, we recognize that each business faces different challenges. The Baseline Assessment is our opportunity to develop a plan, specifically tailored for you. While there is an upfront fee for each Baseline Assessment, it is waived in the event a contract is signed.

Customizable Retainer Packages

After conducting a Baseline Assessment of a facility, our consultants will work with your company to build a package that fits your needs. While our packages always include a monthly number of hours that can be used for an onsite audit and followed up by a comprehensive compliance report, any number of compliance projects can be completed using those set monthly hours. Your Allay Consultant can help itemize and prioritize exactly what your company needs.

Hourly Professional Services

If your company is unsure of scope, or simply has a project or two that need attention, Allay can easily create an hourly plan. Ultimately, it is our job to make sure the product you create ends up in stores, not disposed of. While our hourly rate is usually the more expensive option, it can be beneficial in light of unforeseen or urgent situations, to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

Common Services

Baseline Assessment

At Allay Consulting, we understand that every facility has different needs, must comply with different regulations and ultimately has their own unique way of doings things. In our Baseline Assessment, we seek to establish baselines and understand how your facility works, in order to determine compliance gaps and how to fill them. This visit is always followed with a written Compliance Evaluation of the facility.

Product Safety Evaluation

Eventually, the FDA will require every product on the market to be evaluated and approved. The Product Safety Evaluation is an easy way to organize each product made in your facility, so they are easily available to regulators. In some states such as Colorado these evaluations are required to sell certain products that are high risk products (Audited Product Evaluations). Allay Consulting has Certified Quality Auditors on staff that are approved to conduct these kinds of product evaluations. Avoid costly shutdowns by gathering and preparing all the relevant product information, before they ask.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Development

Allay Consulting can assist with all required documentation and SOP’s for; FDA, cGMP compliance, ISO 22000 Compliance, OSHA, and International Fire Code. Please contact us for pricing, timelines, and retainer packages.

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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.

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.

Comprehensive Compliance Report

The Compliance Evaluation, also known as a GAP assessment, is a written report delivered after the completion of the Baseline Assessment outlining violations in your facility. This report will explain each violation, reference regulations, and provide corrective actions.

Compliance Consultants On-Demand

If you have a question, feel free to call and ask about our Cannabis Consulting Services. As the industry continues to grow and evolve, no regulations are set in stone. Laws that exist today, may not exist tomorrow… and we may find six more in its place! By hiring Cannabis Consultants or Compliance Consultants On-Demand, you get a resource to track these changes for you, explain each one relevant to you in a way that makes it easy to understand and ultimately, outline steps you need to take, to comply.

Due Diligence 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? Allay consulting can conduct an onsite audit of any facility that you already invest in, are thinking about investing in, or thinking about buying. Protect your investment by being in the know from the beginning.

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.

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.

Packages

Basic

This package is perfect for a company who need compliance maintenance. Even if your facility is overall compliant having a once a month site visit will ensure long lasting compliance and education. If a project comes up Allay can upgrade your package for a month or two and then go back to the maintenance plan.

Premium

This package is great for a facility that might have a small/medium project to be done each month, these projects would include SOP updates, organic product approval, shelf stability approvals, CBD source approvals, or if you want more than one site visit per month. (Extra hours can be used for site visits or having projects done- hours spent over will be billed hourly.)

Exclusive

This package was built for facilities that needs staff trained, all SOP’s written or updated, has several different large projects to get done, has a few shelf stability or CBD source approvals to do, or is significantly changing the facility. (Extra hours can be used for site visits or having projects done- hours spent over will be billed hourly.)

(The packages shown above are fully customizable, just ask!)

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