Driving Food Safety Best Practices to Mitigate Risk and Protect Your Brand
With immense growth and opportunity in the cannabis and hemp industries, ensuring the safety and quality of your products is critical to success.
One tainted product, public recall, or “hit” from local, state or federal regulators can quickly impact your brand — putting your future viability at risk. HashTAG can help guide your success in producing a safe, quality product through:
Food Safety. The HashTAG team applies their decades of food industry experience to assess your unique operations, address gaps, and deploy best practices to help assure your final product is food safe and complies with all applicable regulation.
Laws & Regulation. We stay up to date on federal, state, and local cannabis and hemp regulations and recordkeeping requirements to provide custom consultation and help ensure compliance for your operations in the U.S. and Canada.
GMPs, SOPs, HACCP & GFSI. Understanding and complying with all applicable food standards is essential, not only to attain a “passing score,” but to assure the quality and safety of your product. With decades of experience, HashTAG’s expertise in this area is unrivaled, and we can help you prepare for GSFI, GMP, and other certifications.
Environmental Control & Monitoring. Environmental contamination has led to numerous recalls. Controlling this risk through an environmental monitoring program (EMP) is not only critical for food safety, it is a regulatory requirement for many edibles facilities in the U.S. and Canada. HashTAG can help you develop a robust EMP.
Risk Assessment. Based on your unique facility, supply chain, and products, we will identify potential risks and provide guidance on effective risk mitigation strategies from incoming ingredients to outgoing product.
Supply Chain Management. Supply chain controls are essential for cannabis and non-cannabis ingredients and products. Through our internal supply chain risk assessment, gap analysis, and unique Risk Assessment Tool, we help you incorporate proven best practices.
Recall & Crisis Management/Communications. Recalls and crises call for rapid response and communication containment (including that of social media). HashTAG can assess your programs, help develop brand-protecting plans, and provide during and post-crisis support.
Mock Audits, Inspections, Recall. Assuring success means being prepared and the best way to ensure that is by simulating a real-time event. HashTAG can help plan and run your mock audit, inspection, or recall.
Intentional Adulteration and Contamination. Cannabis and hemp can be subject to intentional adulteration from both “insider attacks” and “acts of terrorism.” We assess your facility and processes for vulnerabilities, and help you implement mitigation strategies.
Traceability & Recordkeeping. “One forward/One back” is the standard traceability requirement for food, but many states require significantly more than that. We conduct a full assessment of your documentation for both compliance and risk mitigation.
Training. Ensuring product quality and safety means ensuring everyone understands and buys into your best practices. Our executive- and team-level training helps you produce the best possible product.