Sativa Wellness has received its ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System certification.
The certification is applicable to food safety relating to cannabis extraction at its Polish plant, which is fully licensed for medicinal CBD.
Sativa Wellness also successfully passed the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point requirements, including Good Hygiene Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice as one of the components of the HACCP requirements.
Geremy Thomas, executive chairman, commented: “We are pleased to again achieve further certifications to demonstrate the quality of the products we produce and the standards we adhere to.”
The company, which became a senior UK Department of Health and Social Care partner in the COVID-19 pandemic to provide antibody, antigen and PCR tests for travellers and at borders, says that during the audit, the certification scope “Production of plant extracts” was confirmed.
In Mat 2021, Sativa Wellness reported that its revenues increased by 377 per cent, up by £1.02m to £1.37m compared to the previous year, due to its COVID-19 related activities.
The ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System certification has been developed as a standard to acknowledge that the consequences of unsafe food can be serious.
ISO’s food safety management standard helps organisations identify and control food safety hazards to provide a layer of reassurance within the global food supply chain, helping products that people can trust cross borders.
HACCP is also a certification to help manage food safety hazards as food safety management procedures should be based on HACCP principles.