At Abundant Labs, our goal is to be a trusted cannabis/hemp extract supplier. Gaining trust is a difficult task, and it should always be preserved. One of the best ways to inform your customers about the quality of their purchase is through third-party certification. This blog article will clarify the benefits of certification and the steps necessary to attain NSF certification.
What Is the NSF?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal regulatory body created in 1950 under the Truman Administration. The purpose of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; [and] to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engineering.”
The NSF provides certification services for hemp-derived CBD products and testing services for both THC levels and residual solvents. They can also certify your facility operations for safety and quality. National and international accreditation bodies, such as ANSI and ANAB, have accredited NSF certification programs to various international standards.
What Does NSF Certification Mean?
NSF certification is key to ensuring that the products you use are safe for public consumption. It provides assurance that a product and facilities are impartially reviewed to established criteria or guidelines, ensuring that your customers get the safest possible products.
Operators, resellers, and manufacturers all look for NSF certification to ensure that production standards are met or exceeded, making it a worthwhile investment for producers.
How to Get NSF Certified
If you’re looking to get your CBD and hemp products certified by NSF International, it’s essential to know what certification you need and how to get it.
The certification process is a multi-step endeavor. First, you will submit an application detailing all product, brand, and facility information. Then, the NSF will independently test your product and inspect your facility. Once all inspections have been completed, your results will be reviewed, and you will receive your NSF certification. After being initially certified, you will consent to annual re-inspection and re-testing to maintain your status as an NSF-certified cannabis/hemp producer.
At Abundant Labs, we believe that third-party certification is crucial to the success of any company in the cannabis/hemp industry. We are proud to have achieved ISO 9001 certification, a globally recognized quality management system. Beyond this, our extraction processes exceed all current cannabis/hemp extraction standards set by Health Canada and The Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
We take pride in our ability to provide our clients with the highest quality products from start to finish — from plant materials through extraction and into finished products — and we remain committed to maintaining this standard for all of our clients.