QUALITY ASSURANCE (GPP)
CANNABIS QUALITY COMPLIANCE
QUALITY ASSURANCE ("GPP") UNDER CANNABIS ACT & REGULATIONS
Health Canada focuses on Good Production Practices ("GPP") which are described in the GPP Report for the cannabis license application and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the following:
- Responsible Person in Charge (s. 37)
- Master Grower and or QAP(s. 12 (1))
- Recall (s. 45 & 35)
- Pest Control Management Plan (s. 81)
- Storage (s. 82),
- Distribution (s 83)
- The Premises (s. 84)
- Equipment (s. 86)
- Sanitation (s. 87)
- Stability 123 (2)
- Adverse Reactions (s 248)
- Validated Methods [Section 90]
- Composition s. 91
- Testing and Sampling [Section 92 (1) & s. 92(2)]
- Records (including Record Keeping Software)
You will require a highly qualified Quality Assurance Person ("QAP") for a processing license under the Cannabis Regulations, and a Master Grower for a cultivation license.
GPP-QUALITY ASSURANCE REPORT
WE HAVE THE SKILLS / EXPERIENCE ALONG WITH QUALIFIED QUALITY ASSURANCE EXPERTS WHO CAN WRITE THE GPP REPORT FOR FILING WITH THE CANNABIS LICENSE APPLICATION
The GPP report is the key document in the Cannabis Licence application. It describes Health Canada's GPP compliance which we draft and is signed by your QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSON (QAP) for a processing license or a Master Grower for a cultivation license. We can assist you in finding this key employee to ensure they meet the strict criteria set down by Health Canada.
The Good Production Practices (GPP) Health Canada's high-quality standards you need to meet for personnel, packaging, shipping, operations, premises, sanitation, security, cleaning and record keeping. Canada is a world leader in not only setting quality standards in Canadian Food & Drugs Administration but also ensuring that these standards are adhered to meet similar strict industry and legal standards used in growing and processing Cannabis.
The Cannabis Regulations also read with the Canadian Food and Environmental Safety Regulations and other associated legislation describe the quality requirements that the License Holder/Producer is required to meet when filing the application for a Cannabis producer’s license.
The GPP Report requirements are also described in the Natural Products Act & Regulations, read together with Cannabis Regulations. It requires more than the interpretation of these requirements, but a thorough knowledge of quality assurance, good production practices (GPP), and the standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as Hazard Critical Control Analysis Points to become operational.
QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSON
WE CAN HELP FIND YOU A QUALIFIED QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSON (QAP) FOR YOUR PROCESSING LICENSE.
The QAP required for a Cannabis Processing License will be required to qualify in terms of with Health Canada's requirements and also be able to write standard operating procedures (SOPs). We can help by supplying SOP templates which can be modified with work instructions specific for your operations. We can help you find a QAP either full time or part time/remote basis.
The QAP must prove with sufficient evidence in the License Application to Health Canada that s/he can qualify and also comply with the Cannabis Regulations - if not, the Application will be immediately rejected. The QAP’s credentials and qualifications and credentials are key to the success of obtaining the Processing License. The QAP is required to have a Canadian Science degree and relevant work experience and understanding of Standard Operating Procedures. In addition the QAP must be able to interpret scientific results from a certificate of analysis (COA) tests of hazardous substances and organisms.