Investing in employee training ensures that employees know how to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other industry-specific quality and safety practices.
Currently in the United States and Canada, cannabis edibles are regulated at the state, province or local level.
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the best framework under which to govern cannabis overall. To date, some rules have been established for cannabis as a dietary supplement but there is little federal guidance on cannabis-infused food and beverages. It is expected that when the FDA enacts federal regulations for cannabis edibles that they will be based on existing food regulations.
Cannabis in Canada is legal for both recreational and medicinal purposes under different regulations and licenses, and via provincial governments. Cannabis food safety regulations requiring hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls are very similar to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Human Food Rule in the U.S.
Even without federal mandates in place, responsible manufacturers still want to ensure that their products are high quality and safe for consumers to eat. Training employees and implementing food safety programs can prevent contamination and ensure that the edibles in your dispensary are safe. These measures protect company reputation and build credibility for all cannabis edible producers.
Eventually, the FDA will publish regulations for cannabis-infused edibles. Pursuing training now puts you a step ahead of your competition.
When we say our courses are “100% Online” we mean that they are self-paced and interactive, and that they do not require a scheduled virtual classroom session or webinars to complete. You do the training on your time from wherever you are.
The learning environment is interactive and requires that participants demonstrate their knowledge through various types of activities, scenarios, cases, questions, and analytical thinking. Opportunities to practice and retry when questions are missed are built into the course experience.
ImEPIK is an online training company. We offer our expert-developed courses in food safety, in addition to leveraging our instructional design expertise to convert live, in-person training into an effective online and self-paced format.