!!!Why is the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Important?‼️‼️
While cannabis and CBD oil supporters rejoiced over the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, some logistical challenges have resulted. Specifically, consumers lack of protection from fly-by-night hemp oil companies who are looking to simply take advantage of peak market trends. As a nation, we are lacking consistency and standardization of hemp products quality, packaging, marketing, consistency, manufacturing processes, potency, etc. The U.S. Hemp Authority launched as a result of this lack of consistency and regulation and aims to bring order and consistency to the current chaos.
What Will the U.S. Hemp Authority Do?
The U.S. Hemp Authority offers a rigorous certification program for hemp manufacturers, in an effort to support self-regulation in the industry while still providing assurances for wary consumers. Companies can apply for certification, which requires a thorough inspection and review of the manufacturer’s or growers:
1.Quality control systems
This in-depth third-party audit is designed to ensure the company is operating in a safe and appropriate manner, throughout all stages of manufacturing and distribution to the end consumer. Quality assurance and consistency are of the utmost importance throughout this audit. During this process, the U.S. Hemp Authority educates growers and manufacturers in:
1.FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
2.Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
3.FDA Regulations for food, beverages, cosmetics, and
4.Appropriate product labeling
5.Definition of commonly misunderstood industry terms such
as “full spectrum CBD oil” and “CBD isolate”
How Will the U.S. Hemp Authority Impact the CBD Industry?
Companies who have successfully passed the intensive audit are awarded the U.S. Hemp Authority Certified seal. Consumers who purchase certified hemp products can trust they are receiving products that have been appropriately sourced from legal hemp, following GAP and cGMP standards, with appropriate record keeping in case of any safety concerns or recalls.