Are you at risk for a product recall? What you need to know to protect your investment.

CLIENT NOTIFICATION | You may have seen the recent news about the recall of packaged flower contaminated with Aspergillus niger (black mold). The recall occurred as a result of an independent test by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) after the product was already on the shelves. At SC Labs, we want to be proactive in helping you understand the implications and […]

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Information on test panel changes effective February 17, 2022

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Effective February 17, 2022, SC Labs will make changes to various panels, packages, and à la carte test options. The updates will include changes to test methods, and in some cases, an expanded series of analytes that either meet various state testing regulations or target additional toxins and contaminants. […]

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OLCC Approves Changes to Cannabis and Hemp Regulations

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | The new cannabis rules took effect Jan. 1, 2022, and some regulations will stagger into 2023. Oregon’s Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) approved new marijuana and hemp/CBD rules to increase product safety and streamline oversight. The rules target recreational marijuana licensees, applicants, Oregon Department of […]

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California Lab Offering 3-Day Standard and 2-Day Rush Turnaround Times For Test Results

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Effective November 11, 2021. Results for all samples submitted to SC Labs will now be delivered at a 3-day standard. We have optimized lab processes and instruments to support operating at faster high-throughput testing. We have updated the Client Service Portal (CSP) sample submission options to include a new 2-day rush option […]

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California’s Passage of AB-45 Hemp Legislation: 6 Things to Know

6 Things to Know about AB-45

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB-45 into law regarding industrial hemp products and sets the trajectory for the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products in the state. While imperfect, we applaud the intent of this bill as it requires testing of hemp products to the same stringent standard as cannabis—creating a […]

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Hemp Testing Change Notice

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | SC Labs hemp clients will see changes to Pass/Fail result reporting and improved features to choose from multiple action limit options. For tests that include an action limit, a Pass or Fail indication will now appear on result reports. Also, the Client Service Portal (CSP) will now allow clients to choose from multiple action limit options that are most relevant for their product type and market.[…]

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What to know about Colorado’s new hemp regulations: we’ve got you covered

Colorado state map with hemp background

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | As we await licensure in Colorado, a result of the updated rules that have led to a backlog in labs seeking licenses, we would like to share our perspective on the rollout of their modified pesticide testing list. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in more than a decade of testing cannabis and hemp, it’s that change is constant and as a laboratory it is important to never […]

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New User-Based Permissions in the Client Service Portal

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | In order to give our clients more control over access to our Client Service Portal (CSP), SC Labs has launched a User-based Permission Tool. The tool allows an administrator to add users, provide unique log in credentials, and assign levels of “permissions” in the CSP—offering you better test management and access control for employees and partners. Levels of Access Based on User […]

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Oregon Cannabis Testing Summary of Regulations effective January 1, 2021

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that new rules regarding cannabis testing will be effective on January 1, 2021. Highlights for SC Labs Oregon Clients: • Kief must be tested for THC, CBD, pesticides, and water activity (unless the flower/trim used to make the kief has already been tested for water activity). • CBD will now be included in the Relative […]

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Label claim considerations when dealing with volatile terpenes

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Vulnerability Summary: Terpenes are often volatile compounds which can make listing terpene content on product packaging problematic, potentially leading to failed label claims. This vulnerability has been identified for clients that listed exact terpene content before receiving compliance test results. Failed label claim for California compliance batch, possible relabeling and repackaging by the […]

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