What is a Foreign Material Screen and why is it important?

When growing, cultivating and curing raw materials as well as when manufacturing products, it’s essential to ensure a controlled environment. Otherwise foreign contaminants can make their way into your products. If you’re new to the industry, you may be surprised by how easily a wide range of foreign materials can get into your products and the materials from which they are made.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive Foreign Material Screen to ensure that your flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, edibles and other any other cannabis- derived or infused products are free of any potentially harmful contaminants. 

Despite your best efforts, foreign materials can still work their way into your products. That’s why we test for:

  • Hairs
  • Molds
  • Insects
  • Excreta
  • Cinders
  • Sand
  • Dirt and soil

No matter how sure you are of your production methods or your storage facilities, it’s in your best interests to make absolutely sure that your products are free of all potentially harmful foreign materials. Your customers’ well being and your reputation may well depend on it. 

How to submit a product for Foreign Material Screen

Whether you’re a business owner or merely a concerned customer, submitting a product for a Foreign Material Screen couldn’t be simpler. Simply click on this link to arrange a pickup and we will come to you to collect a sample of your product at a time that suits you.

We then carry out an extensive Foreign Material Screen to detect and quantify any traces of foreign contaminants from skin cells to insect matter, molds and fungi. As soon as we have determined the results, we will get in touch with you as soon as possible to reduce the risk of downtime or poor product availability.

CannaSafe: Setting the standard for cannabis testing

CannaSafe is committed to defining consumer safety and quality assurance standards for the cannabis industry. It brings us great pride to be the world’s first accredited cannabis lab. We understand the scientific and legal implications and responsibilities of this emerging industry better than just about anyone else. With our state of the art facilities and highly knowledgeable and dedicated workforce, we are at the cutting edge of industry safety. 

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