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FoodChain ID named official certification body of U.S. Hemp Authority

In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson pours pieces of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar into a vial as he demonstrates testing for THC and other chemicals at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif.
In this Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, photo, chemist David Dawson pours pieces of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar into a vial as he demonstrates testing for THC and other chemicals at CW Analytical Laboratories in Oakland, Calif.

FoodChain ID, one of the world’s leading food safety, testing, and sustainability organizations, is now the exclusive certifying body for the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification seal.

USHA Certification helps farmers, product manufacturers, marketers and retailers secure mainstream market share by appealing to consumer and trade concerns about the veracity of product claims and serves to legitimize the evolving hemp/CBD consumer product category.

“With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp’s extracts such as CBD with a THC level of not more than 0.3% [as distinct from marijuana], are no longer illegal controlled substances under federal law and are becoming more prevalent in food, beverage and health and wellness,” Mark Dabroski, senior vice president, commercial services, said in a news release.

In an effort funded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable and joined by organizations such as the Hemp Industries Association, industry-leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories, agronomists, and quality assessors, USHA developed comprehensive guidance for growers, processors/manufacturers, and brand owners of ingestible and cosmetic hemp products.

Participants are licensed to use the certified seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority after meeting stringent self-regulatory standards, passing an independent third-party audit and entering into a Licensing Agreement.

A public session on the effort will be held at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West on March 2 in Anaheim, California.

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