EAS and Food Safety News Complimentary Webinar
Assume Nothing: What You Think You Know About the Cannabis Industry May Not Be True
Presented by Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., EAS Independent Consultant
May 25, 2022, from 1-2pm eastern
The food industry is built on a history of Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with its rules. The United States cannabis industry is living with burdensome state code and in a vacuum due to absent federal regulation. The food industry focus is to build food safety; the cannabis industry focus is on finished product testing using methods validated at the cannabis lab. From mom-and-pop operations to multistate operators, the cannabis industry at first glance looks like the food industry from cottage foods to multinational corporations. This presentation will share the reality of manufacturing cannabis-infused edibles from the perspective of a consultant who has worked boots-on-the-ground, side-by-side with teams building their operations. Food professionals curious about cannabis will have time to ask questions in the interactive format
About the presenter
Kathy Knutson, Ph.D.
Kathy Knutson, Ph.D. is a microbiologist and certified lead instructor for Preventive Controls for Qualified Individuals through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance. She consults with companies in meeting FSMA requirements, including manufacturers in the cannabis industry as she educates on issues surrounding cannabis-infused food products for sale in states with medical and recreational use legislation. Kathy has a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and prior to consulting worked as a Food Safety Educator and Proficiency Program Coordinator with the Northland Laboratories.
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