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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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Pesticide detected in supply of rolling paper cones

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | SC Labs’ analysis of failed pre-roll compliance batch determines cone paper material to be contaminated with Chlorpyrifos. SC Labs is providing a preliminary warning to clients that produce and need to test their pre-roll product. Conducting a recent test that targeted rolling-paper cones, SC Labs verified positive results for the pesticide compound Chlorpyrifos, at 3-4 times the action level set by the BCC. The source of the contaminant was identified as the rolling papers during a standalone test performed on […]

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COVID-19 and our laboratory services

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Dear Valued Clients, As we deal with the reality of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of SC Labs employees, clients, and partners remain our top priority and concern. At this time, we do not anticipate lab closures in California or Oregon. For California operations, the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Office and County Health Services Agency have defined essential businesses1,2 and services may remain open during a Shelter in Place Order.3 SC Labs feels that it is important to continue providing testing to the cannabis industry in order for distributors to supply dispensaries with products that for many consumers are essential to […]

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Laboratory transport regulations for QA/QC and R&D cannabis samples

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Sample Pick-up and Drop-off Requirements for Licensees. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released a series of communications intended to clarify regulations regarding the collection, handling, and transport of cannabis samples intended for quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) or research and development (R&D) testing. These clarifications pertain only to cannabis and cannabis product […]

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Preparing consumer-ready products for compliance testing in California

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Important Reminder: Sample Collection Procedure – Part II. As part of our commitment to provide prompt and exceptional laboratory services, we ask that you properly collect, label, and package all products intended for cannabis compliance testing in California. Failure to prepare products in their final form may result in your sample being rejected […]

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Preparing consumer-ready products for compliance testing in California (Q&A)

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Service Notification Q&A with BCC: Sample Collection Procedure. As part of our commitment to provide prompt and exceptional laboratory services, we reached out to the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) to gain clarity on final product packaging regulations. Below is the exchange with the BCC that was granted for broad distribution to SC Labs clients. […]

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Preparing consumer-ready products for compliance testing in California

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Important Reminder: Sample Collection Procedure. SC Labs is committed to your success and that of your organization. As part of our commitment to provide prompt and exceptional laboratory services, we ask that you properly collect, label, and package all products intended for cannabis compliance testing in California. Failure to prepare […]

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