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Open Access Healthy and Concentrated Cannabis Plants: How to Use Acronyms to Optimize Production

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In an industry that has only recently and slowly moved out of the shadows of illegality, regulations and guidelines for cannabis product safety are just catching up to the standards of other industries. Often, our industry has had to introduce best practices and self-regulation to ensure the safety of our products and customers, as well as to help any regulating body in building such frameworks. This article will focus on how OutCo has implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) protocols to ensure the safety of every aspect of the production pipeline. The prevention of mold growth in drying flowers would be a classic example of food safety and is our prime example of how HACCP has informed our approach to this task. HACCP also contributed to the prevention of pesticide contamination, worker safety, and cannabis oil formulation.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: OutCo, 8157 Wing Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020

Publication date: March 1, 2019

This article was made available online on August 29, 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "Healthy and Concentrated Cannabis Plants: How to Use Acronyms to Optimize Production".

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  • The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes refereed papers and reviews in the fields of chemical, biological and toxicological analytical chemistry for the purpose of showcasing the most precise, accurate and sensitive methods for analysis of foods, food additives, supplements and contaminants, cosmetics, drugs, toxins, hazardous substances, pesticides, feeds, fertilizers and the environment available at that point in time. The scope of the Journal includes unpublished original research describing new analytical methods, techniques and applications; improved approaches to sampling, both in the field and the laboratory; better methods of preparing samples for analysis; collaborative studies substantiating the performance of a given method; statistical techniques for evaluating data. The Journal will also publish other articles of general interest to its audience, e.g., technical communications; cautionary notes; comments on techniques, apparatus, and reagents.
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