SQF Cannabis Guide & Staying Ahead of Regulation
by Joe Johnson, on February 28,2020
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is recognized by consumers, retailers, brand owners, and food service providers worldwide as a credible food safety & quality program. SQF certifications are recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain.
With the laws around cannabis changing so quickly, it's important to stay ahead of regulations and take time to develop sound processes that ensure the highest quality products. The SQF Institute has created a great resource to help you stay informed on what cannabis products are eligible for certification, and ways to go about certifying those products.
SQF Cannabis Guidance Documents
- SQF Cannabis Definitions
- SQF Cannabis FAQs
- SQF Cannabis Food Sector Categories
- SQF Cannabis Manufacturing Supplement
- SQF Cannabis Primary Production Supplement
- SQF Cannabis Supplement Checklist
With Cannabis being in a legal grey area, it can be tough to understand the quality directives currently in place, and even harder to stay ahead of the impending regulations. Working to have your products SQF certified puts your business ahead of the curve by meeting quality standards set by major regulatory bodies. Having SQF certifications also adds great value to your business by being able to offer the highest quality products that are trusted and validated.
We highly encourage those in the industry to explore the SQF guide and take steps to bolster up their processes and earn SQF certifications.
If you are interested in learning about ways to improve your employee hygiene process to further the quality of products you produce check out this page on how Meritech Automated Hygiene Technology fits into the cannabis market.