CBD and Cannabis Audits, GMP and Quality
NaturPro Scientific is a recognized leader in audits, GMP and quality assurance on cannabis, botanical drugs, dietary supplements and foods.
What are Good Manufacturing Practices? Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) ensures products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards and conform to all applicable regulatory requirements. Good Manufacturing Practices are fundamental to any manufacturing industry and are often required to be implemented in plants and factories by national governments. Our team of experts can assist you with the development and evaluation of GMP programs for cannabis, marijuana, hemp and CBD products.
We help you to train qualified staff, get in-depth and correct understanding of standards, and establish comprehensive management systems.
CBD and Cannabis Auditors, GMP and Quality Assurance
Here are some of the services we offer for cannabis compliance:
- Preliminary Gap Analysis
- Facility GMP pre-audits
- Internal Audits
- Third-Party Audits
- CAPA Audits
- Quality Management
- Materials Testing
- Process Approvals
- Documentation and SOP
- Quality Manual
- Document Control
- Traceability & Recall
- Formula Records
- Batch Records
- Certificates of Analysis
- Risk Analysis
- Hazard Analysis
- Purchasing Criteria & Specifications
- Supplier Qualification
- Preventive Controls
- Product Approval & Rejection, Material Inspection
- Complaints & CAPA (Corrective Actions)
- Quality Issue Investigation and Resolution
- Training and Hiring
- Investor Due Diligence
NaturPro works closely with our clients to provide the most cost effective way to achieve GMP certification and an edge in the market.
The 4 main benefits of our audits (among many) include:
- Understanding where you are may not meet regulatory requirements
- Provide reviews and recommendations from a fresh perspective
- Train your staff on dealing with regulatory audits
- Reduce the risk of a food safety issue or costly product recall.
Audits are an integral part of the licensing and ongoing regulatory compliance process for cannabis, marijuana and CBD products. Cannabis audits can be rigorous, and are seen as a true ‘stress test’ on your quality system.
Prior to issuing a license (e.g., Cultivation, Processor, Retail), regulators may require demonstration compliance with the relevant cannabis regulation, and to ensure implementation of critical regulatory requirements such as physical security requirements, recordkeeping and good production practices. Licensed cannabis firms are required to demonstrate regulatory compliance at these audits in order to achieve (and maintain) their license.
An introductory audit may be scheduled after the pre-licensing audit, when the licensee is ready to start production. NaturPro Scientific is often hired to participate in and support our clients before, during and after regulatory audits. This audit is conducted to verify compliance against regulations in addition to inventory control/activities.
This type of audit assesses compliance against established Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) guidelines. Our experts have extensive experience with GMP audits to assist cultivators and processors identify gaps against the regulations/standards, and putting appropriate corrective and preventative actions in place.
NaturPro has FDA-trained food safety experts (PCQI) and chemists on staff, and we are often called to perform duties of a Quality Manager for our clients. We handle and interpret lab testing, support supply chain and supplier qualification based on best practices for cannabis and botanical drugs.