Good CBD Manufacturing Processes
More than 25% of US citizens have tried CBD, according to a 2019 Consumer Reports survey. As that demographic grows, so does the need for standardization in the cannabis industry. The US Food and Drug Administration oversees CBD manufacturing through a series of standards called current good manufacturing processes.
Whatever your role in the CBD sector, the current GMPs provide a framework for your business’s production-based aspects. With formal FDA regulation still in the works, consumers and insurers rely on the GMPs to measure CBD safety and quality. Your adherence to the FDA guidelines can benefit your business and protect you from legal recourse.
What the Current GMPs Do
If you are a reputable cannabis manufacturer or CBD supplier, you know consumers depend on you to provide a safe, effective, and consistent product. The GMPs cover a wide range of CBD business elements, from purchasing and packaging to distribution. They can be broken into the following broad categories:
- Management commitment
- Staff training
- Risk management
- Product controls
- Quality management systems
- Site and facility management
Following the standards in these areas not only gives you the best chance of earning your GMP certification – it provides you with the peace of mind that you are offering a quality product to your buyers.
Why Current GMPs Are Important
When a CBD product meets the required standards, it means the end-user can feel confident in the active ingredient’s stated amount and potency. This is true regardless of where it was purchased. If you buy a product from a CA CBD manufacturer, you can expect it to meet the same standards as a product from an East Coast producer. Standardization helps build consumer trust in your integrity and your product.
CBD practices and standards are ever-evolving. With hemp-derived CBD now legal at a national level, the industry finds itself amid some expansion pains. Growers and suppliers without much concern for the prescribed standards initially flooded the market, and the chaos is still clearing as the FDA sorts out regulatory issues. Your compliance can give you an advantage and keep you on the cutting edge of the complex and constantly changing CBD industry.
The standards put forth in the GMPs serve to intercept contaminated or unsafe products and ensure they don’t make it to the consumer. If your business does not comply with the GMPs, you risk having your products seized or recalled. CBD producers must carry insurance as another layer of protection. Insurers for the legalized cannabis industry use GMP compliance status to determine an applicant’s eligibility for coverage.
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