U.S – Palmate, a full-service manufacturer of premium cannabinoid ingredients, has received the Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standard (BRCGS) certification, formerly known as British Retail Consortium (BRC), placing it among the few CBD and cannabinoid ingredient companies with a certification recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
This followed a comprehensive audit of its facility, systems, and procedures, by an accredited certification organization, which gave it an “A” rating.
Palmate’s BRC certification recognizes its commitment to comprehensive and continuously-improving Food Safety and Quality Monitoring Programs and is built on good manufacturing practices for production and a robust Quality Management System.
In addition to the BRC certification, Palmate has also received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification after a separate audit.
The GMP certification is proof of the company’s adherence to the practices required to conform to the guidelines established by regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees the manufacture and sale of food, beverages and dietary supplements.
“Whether we are developing a new product, sourcing a new piece of equipment, or selecting a hemp supplier, our commitment to quality and food safety drives everything that we do,” said Jessica Engle, Vice President (VP) of Quality and Compliance.
Palmate has taken on a ‘quality by design’ approach that places quality and food safety at the center for every decision that they make, said Jessica.
“We’re very proud of the system that we’ve built and will continue to work to elevate the industry by delivering consistently safe products to our customers,” she added.
The BRC and USHA certifications, in addition to Palmate’s GMP-certified facility, demonstrate Palmate’s commitment to raising industry standards for product safety and production quality.
Its food safety program delivers premium cannabinoid ingredients that adhere to the most stringent international compliance standards, as reported by Cision PR Newswire.
“Most major retailers currently require products to meet GFSI standards, and we know that CBD and other cannabinoid-infused products will be no different. Our global customers can rest easy knowing that our GFSI-recognized certification marks the highest quality standards and ensures our ingredients are always safe,” said Jeff Field, President and COO
He assured that Palmate will continue to hold itself to a higher standard as the regulation and oversight of the cannabinoid industry evolves.
“We’re always leading by example as we meet and exceed industry safety and compliance benchmarks,” he stated.
The company was also recognized under the United States Hemp Authority (USHA) Certification Program.
All of its products meet or exceed established USHA standards for supply chain validation and product purity, including third-party testing for microbiology, heavy metals, and residual solvents.
Palmate’s CEO, Adam Cyrus, underscored that the company believes CBD and hemp-derived cannabinoid products will become recognized as a fundamental part of human health and wellness. This recognition will require trust built through transparency and responsibility.
“On a daily basis, we make decisions by asking ourselves ‘What aligns with our commitment to trust, transparency, and quality?’, and BRC, GMP, and USHA certifications are objective standards that help guide and validate our commitment to, and fulfilment of, the highest standards at Palmate,” he said.