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Cannabis Safety and Quality (CSQ) Audit
The Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ) Standards were launched in 2020 to promote industry best practices and improve the overall safety and quality of cannabis and cannabis-infused products in the market. The CSQ Certification Program and applicable standards were built around both the ISO/IEC 17067 and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking requirements. Each standard has been developed by industry professionals and stakeholders to meet industry, customers, and regulatory requirements from seed-to-sale. Sites who achieve the CSQ certification will prove to their customers that they are fully committed to supplying only the safest and highest quality products on the market.
Current CSQ Standards
Growing and Cultivation of Cannabis Plants
Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis
Manufacturing of Cannabis Dietary Supplements
Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products
Achieving Cannabis Safety and Quality Certification can seem like a daunting task. However, CSQ has provided resources to help at every step of the way. With step-by-step certification instructions, training, and more, CSQ has made Cannabis Safety and Quality Certification possible.
The 8 Steps:
To achieving certification to the CSQ Standard
Designate an employee to manage the CSQ system
Conduct an internal audit or get an external mock audit against the standard
Correct any non-conformances from Step 5
Schedule your certification audit with your Certification Body (CB)
Go through the certification audit and become certified!
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