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GMP and HACCP Training for Cannabis Manufacturing

How do you build trust in this rapidly expanding industry? Your partners, retailers and consumers look for suppliers committed to high quality and safe products.

This interactive webinar course is designed to provide knowledge on HACCP-based systems principles, GMPs and the supporting food safety programs. The exercises aid in explaining the development of HACCP plans, which include products like solvent extracted oils, mechanically extracted oils, and consumables such as beverages, chocolate and baked goods.

Be proactive … take the responsible step and meet or exceed requirements for this industry! SCS Global Services has provided food safety and quality training, consulting and auditing services for more than 30 years.

Choose your Course: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) or HACCP

GMPs, based on 21 CFR 117, are the foundation of all product safety programs. Prior to manufacturing consumable cannabis products, most State and Health Department regulations require employees to demonstrate an understanding of basic food safety handling practices. This GMPs course is a step up!
Dates: July 8-15-22 each Wednesday 9am-1pm PST
Earns a GMP Certificate of Attendance.

HACCP training provides the knowledge to develop and implement a Food Safety Plan based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) method. Most State and Health Department regulations require a qualified individual to conduct risk assessments and put preventive controls in place to manage potential hazards. This Basic HACCP course also meets training requirements for Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards such as BRC or SQF.
Dates: July 8-15-22-29 each Wednesday 9am-1pm PST (includes the GMP sessions)
Earns a HACCP Certificate of Attendance.

Format: Live, interactive webinar, delivered by SCS food safety/cannabis professionals over four days, once a week, approximately 4-hours per day. Attend 3 sessions for the GMPs course (session 2 and 3 required for certificate) or 4 days to earn the HACCP certificate. Includes breaks and time for questions and answers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand cannabis issues related to the management of a food safety program including the plant, terpenes, testing, and dosage
  • Know responsibilities: management, quality assurance, operations, regulatory
  • Learn about pre-requisite programs, and how to identify hazards and assess risks
  • Describe Good Manufacturing Practices and how to apply them in your facility
  • Create SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and other relevant documentation
  • Recognize the importance of traceability and the components of a recall program
  • For the full HACCP course - learn to develop and implement a Safety Plan based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) method including establishing control measures, setting critical limits and monitoring procedures, documenting and verifying outcomes
Who Should Attend:
Individuals working in the production area of a hemp, CBD or THC cannabis manufacturing facility (e.g. oil extraction, edibles, etc.).
Prerequisites: None.

Online Training

Session I – Introduction to Cannabis: The Cannabis Plant, Cannabinoids: CBD and THC, Terpenes, Dosage, Cannabis Testing, Cannabis Regulatory Requirements
Date: July 8, 2020 | 9am-1pm

Session 2 – Introduction to Food Safety: Food Safety and Food Safety History, Hazards in Cannabis, HACCP and its relationship to food safety and quality programs, Responsibilities: Management, Quality Assurance, Operations, Regulatory Agencies, etc., Key Pre-Requisite Programs.
​Date: July 15, 2020 | 9am-1pm

Session 3 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs): Personnel, Plant and Grounds, Sanitary Facilities and Chemical Controls, Cleaning and Sanitation, Equipment and Utensils, Product and Process Controls, Warehousing and Distribution
​Date: July 22, 2020 | 9am-1pm

Session 4 – Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Principles: 12 Principles of HACCP based on Codex Alimentarius, HACCP Implementation, HACCP Plan Maintenance
Date: July 29, 2020 | 9am-1pm

GMPs Sessions 1,2,3: $425
(Parts 2-3 required for GMP certificate)

HACCP Sessions 1,2,3,4: $595
(All four sessions required for HACCP certificate)

Discounts apply at checkout: $25 off each for earlybird (1 month prior), and/or $25 off for more than one person registration.

Fees include: instructor-led training, course materials, and Certificate of Completion.

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The Last Prisoner Project Partnership

The Last Prisoner Project focuses on justice initiatives for individuals still incarcerated for victimless cannabis offenses. SCS is supporting the Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program with food safety vocational training scholarships.