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Proposed ASTM International Standard Aims to Provide Industry Guidelines for Cannabis Recalls

ASTM International’s cannabis committee (D37) is working to develop a voluntary standardized practice (WK63546) that will outline how producers can respond when products need to be recalled or removed from the market.

ASTM International member Cary Black, a consultant at Orion GMP, notes that many cannabis products are designed for human consumption, so product safety and quality are critical to doing business in the industry.

“We want this standard to provide clear, step-by-step guidelines as a protocol for effective recall or removal,” says Black. “This could help us address compliance with various regulatory agencies.”

For more information about the committee, watch this video.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at next meeting of the cannabis committee is January 27-29, 2019, Hyatt Regency Houston in Texas (USA).


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