Fortifying Quality with Microbiology Testing Excellence
Determination of the presence of microbes in cannabis products by the Department of Cannabis Control
Our expert team conducts thorough and reliable microbial analysis to ensure the safety and quality of your cannabis products. We detect and identify bacteria, fungi, yeasts, molds, and pathogens that may contaminate your cannabis, providing valuable insights for compliance and quality control. With state-of-the-art technology and stringent testing protocols, we help you maintain product integrity and safeguard consumer health. Trust our microbiology testing service to ensure your cannabis products are free from harmful microorganisms, meeting regulatory standards and instilling confidence in your customers.
By understanding the microbiology of cannabis, manufacturers can implement appropriate measures to mitigate contamination risks, maintain product quality, and safeguard consumer health. It plays a crucial role in ensuring that cannabis products are safe for consumption, meeting the growing demand for quality and safety within the industry.
What is microbiology?
Microbiology is the study and analysis of microorganisms that can be found in cannabis plants and cannabis-derived products. It involves the identification, quantification, and assessment of various microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, yeasts, molds, and pathogens, that may contaminate cannabis during cultivation, processing, or storage.
Microorganisms can have both positive and negative effects on cannabis. Beneficial microorganisms, such as certain strains of bacteria or fungi, can contribute to the growth and health of the plants. They can enhance nutrient uptake, improve soil quality, and protect the plant against certain pests or diseases. Some beneficial microorganisms are even used in organic cultivation practices.
However, there is also the potential for harmful microorganisms to contaminate cannabis. Pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella or E. coli, can cause foodborne illnesses when consumed. Fungal contaminants, including molds and yeasts, can produce mycotoxins, which are toxic compounds that pose health risks to humans. These contaminants can affect the safety, quality, and efficacy of cannabis products.
Instruments: PCR system
Accreditation: DCC Annual License and ISO:17025
Minimum sample size:
Sample types: concentrates, flower, infused products
- Shiga toxin-producing
- E. coli (STEC)
- Aspergillus flavus
- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Aspergillus niger
- Aspergillus terreus