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FDA Warns of Methanol Found in Hand Sanitizer
On July 2, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public warning regarding an increase in hand sanitizer products found to contain methanol but labeled as containing ethanol or isopropanol. Read more to learn about safety and efficacy issues with hand sanitizers currently on the market.
Hemp
Updates on USDA Hemp Regulations
January 29, 2020 marked the end of the USDA’s comment period regarding the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule. Read more to learn about the primary issues concerning stakeholders and the current state of the nation's hemp industry.
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Contaminant Analysis of Illicit vs Regulated Market Extracts

Anresco analyzed a series of illicit market samples and found most were adulterated with high levels of vitamin e acetate — a compound frequently linked to the recent vaping crisis. Additionally, all samples failed the California BCC’s limits for pesticides, in some cases at hundreds of times the permitted level.

cannabis
Food Safety Hazards and Controls for Cannabis Products
As the number of cannabis products proliferate and their total consumption increases, food safety has become a significant concern of both regulators and the industry in general. The cannabis industry will benefit immensely by adopting the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) that the food industry has successfully implemented to control food safety.