Foreign Matter Screening
Hair, mold, insects, cinders, sand, dirt, soil, and even Mammalia excreta (fecal matter) can make their way into your products during cultivation, curing, manufacturing, storage, and transporting—despite your best efforts to avoid them. Often, improper product handling or facility cleanliness issues in production stages are the cause. It’s important to screen for any foreign matter contaminants to ensure the safety of your products.
What is Foreign Matter?
According to the BCC, foreign matter is defined as any “filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance including hair, insects, excreta, or related adulterant that may be hazardous or cause illness or injury to the consumer.”
HOW DO WE TEST?
After preparing the sample for study, we use microscopy to evaluate if any contaminants are present.