Filth & Foreign Material


Filth and Foreign Material

This category of mandatory testing includes a visual inspection of the material for potential harmful contaminants.

Visible contaminants may include filth, hair, insects, feces, mold, sand, soil, cinders, dirt, packaging contaminants, and manufacturing waste or by-products.

These potential contaminants will be identified through microscopic inspection with a high-powered optical/digital microscope.

Foreign materials are anything not intentionally added to the product. Visual inspections ensure the products are as pure as possible. Some of the items we will look for are filth, fibers, metals, hair, insects, and dirt. We will use next level photography equipment to help identify the foreign materials and provide the information our customers will need to ensure future products are not contaminated with these materials.

Foreign material testing is a crucial step in the quality control process for various industries, from food and beverage to pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. This rigorous procedure ensures the safety, integrity, and overall quality of the products by detecting and identifying any undesired substances that may have entered the products during their manufacturing or handling processes.

The types of foreign materials tested for can range broadly, depending on the nature of the product. These contaminants may include physical entities like hair, metal fragments, insects, glass shards, or fibers.

The cannabis industry requires stringent quality control to ensure the safety and efficacy of its products. Foreign material testing is especially critical due to the plant’s nature and the variety of contaminants it can harbor.

Beyond the usual contaminants like hair, insects, and dirt, cannabis can be subject to specific foreign materials related to its cultivation and processing.

Detecting these contaminants requires a combination of visual inspections, advanced photographic techniques, and other specialized testing methods

Detailed Inspection and Testing: Our trained team conducts meticulous visual inspections and testing procedures to identify and quantify any foreign materials present in your products. We use high-powered optical/digital microscopes, advanced photographic equipment, and sophisticated testing methodologies to ensure accurate results.

Comprehensive Reports: After the inspection and testing process, we provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand reports detailing our findings. This includes high-resolution images, quantitative data, and a detailed analysis of any foreign materials detected.

Insightful Recommendations: Based on our findings, we offer insightful recommendations to help you improve your production and handling processes. Our aim is to help you minimize the risk of contamination in your products in the future.

Regulatory Compliance Assistance: We ensure our testing procedures and methodologies are up to date with the latest regulatory standards. Our service can assist you in maintaining compliance with industry regulations and standards, providing you with the confidence that your products are safe and legal.

Exceptional Customer Service: We believe in maintaining open and transparent communication with our customers. We’re available to answer any questions, provide updates on the testing process, and explain our findings in a clear, concise manner.

Confidentiality and Integrity: We ensure your proprietary information is safeguarded with the highest levels of data security. You can trust us with your samples, knowing they will be handled with utmost care and confidentiality.

Whether you are part of the cannabis industry or any other sector, we’re dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of your products, providing peace of mind for both you and your consumers.