Edibles Testing

Edibles Testing

Nutritional Labeling

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990 authorized the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to require nutrient labeling on almost all foods sold domestically. However, the FDA does not regulate cannabis edibles and regulatory discretion on labeling requirements has thus far been determined on the state level.

California regulations currently require the following nutrients to be displayed (in mg or g):

  • Sodium
  • Sugar
  • Carbohydrates
  • Total Fat

However, a more comprehensive FDA-compliant Nutrition Facts label can be used if desired. Anresco has performed nutritional labeling analyses since 1973 and has the expertise to comply with both California state regulations and FDA regulations in regards to nutrient labeling of cannabis edible products.



Anresco offers homogeneity testing to confirm that mixing processes are effective and cannabinoid dosing is accurate. Homogeneity testing consists of performing potency testing on multiple samples from a single batch to verify that cannabinoids are distributed evenly.

Allergens Statement

Following regulations utilized in the food industry, ingestible cannabis edible and concentrate products are required to display an allergen statement for those that may be present in the final product. The 8 major allergens of concern are milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, soybeans, fish and crustacean shellfish. The allergen statement must begin with “Contains” followed by the listing of allergens present in the final product. In addition, the specific ingredient must be used rather than the general subgroup- e.g. “Contains butter and cashews.”

Anresco Laboratories utilizes the ELISA method to perform allergen testing at a detection limit of 5ppm.

Prop 65 Warning

Prop 65 is a California initiative requiring food products to be labeled with a Prop 65 Warning label if they contain one or more of the listed chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

A complete listing of Prop 65 chemicals can be found on the California Office on Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) website.