When a line or lot fails compliance testing for a contaminant panel, it is essential to take immediate action to prevent further contamination and ensure consumer safety. Testing individual lots independently allows for a more targeted approach to identifying the source of the contamination, which can be caused by various factors such as pesticides, heavy metals, or residual solvents.
Once the source of the contamination is identified, companies can take steps to address the issue and prevent it from occurring in future batches. This may involve adjusting production processes, sourcing materials from different suppliers, or implementing new quality control measures.
It is worth noting that even when a line or lot fails compliance testing, any passing lots from the same line may still be allowed to become saleable to state licensed cannabis dispensaries. This is because passing lots have been found to meet regulatory standards and are safe for consumers to use. However, companies must take steps to prevent the same issue from occurring in future batches and ensure that all products consistently meet regulatory standards.
In summary, testing individual lots independently after a line fails compliance testing is a crucial step in identifying the source of contamination and ensuring that all products meet regulatory standards and are safe for consumers. While passing lots may still be allowed to become saleable, companies must take steps to address the issue and prevent it from occurring in future batches.
Without R&D testing ahead of compliance testing, there’s substantial risk that an entire lot or line of products will fail for a contaminant panel after undergoing extensive time and resources to fully package and prepare the samples into their final form for retail and testing for hundreds, thousands, and even 10’s of thousands of products.
Talon Analytical is a fully accredited cannabis testing laboratory permitted by the Office of Cannabis Management and specializes in testing Hemp, Adult-Use, and Medicinal Cannabis in New York State, our lab is based out of Long Island, NY. Talon is proud to be ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited by A2LA in biological and chemical testing. We provide industry-leading analytical testing services with fast turn around and accurate results for the cannabis industry.
We want our clients to know that they have the industry’s leading products and consumers to know the same. This is why we don’t just offer a wide array of cannabis testing; we go above and beyond to help our clients thoroughly understand our process and effectively optimize theirs. Talon Analytical is certified for Pesticide Testing, Potency Testing, Heavy Metal Testing, Mycotoxin testing, Water activity testing, moisture content testing, filth and foreign material screening, and Microbial Contamination Testing.