ASTM WK66158

    New Guide for Food Safety Systems for Agricultural Cannabis Operations

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    WK66158

    1. Scope

    The Cannabis plant for recreational and medical use is grown at indoor or outdoor agricultural operations. Therefore, agricultural operations are the first stage of the supply chain for Cannabis products. Food Safety hazards that can place the public health at risk has been associated with Cannabis products. Therefore, it is important that controls start at the agricultural operations to ensure safe materials for the different applications throughout the supply chain. This standard guide addresses the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Food Safety Controls to prevent food hazards in Agricultural Cannabis products that are grown for distribution to extraction facilities and dispensaries. This guide is not intended for agricultural cannabis products grown for personal use.


    Keywords

    Food, Safety, Cannabis, Cultivation, Growers, agricultural, controls, best practices, risk management

    Rationale

    This standard is needed to guide cultivators, growers, and processors of raw plant material in Good Agricultural Practices as they relate to Cannabis plants. Product safety is of prime importance, and this standard will provide guidelines for assuring that the plant products affected, are following the appropriate risk management strategies in assuring product safety.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    12-07-2018

    Technical Contact:
    Radojka Barycki

    Status:
    Draft Under Development