Cannabis Standard Will Help Prevent Production Hazards



A new ASTM International standard provides principles for reducing risks from potential biological, chemical, and physical hazards in cannabis extraction and infused product processes. The new standard (soon to be published as D8250) was developed by the organization’s cannabis committee (D37).

According to ASTM International member Radojka Barycki, a quality and food safety professional, the new standard supports hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) systems implementation for companies that make cannabis consumable products. HAACP is a preventative approach to food safety production processes.

Barycki notes that the subcommittee that developed the new standard is also working on a guide for food safety systems for agricultural cannabis operations (WK66158). This proposed standard will address good agricultural practices and food safety controls to prevent food hazards in cannabis products grown for distribution to extraction facilities and dispensaries. 

For more information on ASTM International’s cannabis committee, please watch this video.

ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. JOIN ASTM and become a member. The next meeting of the cannabis committee will be June 2-4 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Industry Sectors: 
Medical
Issue Month: 
May/June
Issue Year: 
2019