Navigating regulations to remain compliant and keep your supply chain moving can be a challenge. Establishing a strategic partnership with a testing laboratory is more important than ever. We have developed reference resources that outline state and tribal testing requirements/guidelines, including action levels for a pass/fail result.
Use of these guidelines will help ensure internal quality assurance protocols meet or exceed state regulatory standards for hemp products in the markets in which you plan to produce and/or distribute. Contact your SC Labs account manager to review the information and customize a test panel that meets your needs.
Federal and State Guidance for Industrial Hemp/Pre-Harvest Testing
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees federal testing rules for each state and tribal production plan. Their website offers information about the approval status of each state’s production plans. Once a plan is approved by USDA, it remains in effect unless suspended or revoked by USDA pursuant to the procedures described in the Interim Final Rule, or unless the State or Tribe revises their plan.
Details about the status of State and Tribal USDA Hemp Production Rules.
State Testing Guidance for Hemp/CBD Products
While testing for THC levels is a federal requirement at pre-harvest, product safety tests are now being required in most states. For some states, additional contaminant tests are needed prior to processing and prior to reaching retail shelves. SC Labs collected state guidance information across all 50 states and has organized it as follows.