WE CERTIFY HEMP & CBD PRODUCTS
HOW IT WORKS
In the first step of the certification process, we ask that you complete an evaluation questionnaire designed to help us determine whether your operation is a candidate for getting certified. Once we determine that we can certify your product/facility, we will schedule a series of audits and visits to assess and certify your operation. Click here to get started.
Once a brand or manufacturer is accepted into our certification process, we work with you as your ally and compliance partner to test your products and complete an audit of your facility and supply chain based on the cGMP, Dietary Supplements, and Food Safety standards. If corrective actions are necessary, we will work with you to become compliant and get certified.
Upon assessing that a product or manufacturing facility meets our certification standards, we will issue a certification and press release affirming you as a trusted hemp brand/manufacturer. You will be granted an annual license to utilize our certification seal on your labels, website, and marketing collaterals. Certified brands qualify to be featured and sold on our Plant Remedy eCommerce platform.
The Botanical Research Council's Certification program is designed to identify and highlight ethical businesses in the Hemp Industry and support them in growing their brand reach. Our certification protocols are based on the best practices for cGMP in the Dietary Supplements and Pharmaceutical industries and are designed with the help of leading national regulatory bodies and compliance experts.
Our product testing starts with acquiring two samples of each SKU being considered for certification; one from the manufacturer and one through our secret shopper. We then work with partner ISO-certified labs to test your product and verify your existing COA (if applicable). Our product testing parameters look for labeling compliance and accuracy, formulation efficacy, and the absence/presence of harmful compounds like mold, heavy metals, and pesticides.
Our manufacturing audit starts with our visit to your facility to audit and certify your facility based on cGMP and FDA standards. Our manufacturing audit parameters include a thorough assessment of the production process controls, personnel training records, quality management systems, facility and equipment, and document control. If your facility already has a cGMP or another third party accredited certification, you will be fast-tracked through this process.
VALIDATE SUPPLY CHAIN
As a part of our comprehensive certification approach, we conduct an extensive audit of the manufacturing supply chain based on cGMP, USDA-Organic, FDA, FSMA, and FSVP standards. Our supply chain parameters include a complete review and assessment of vendor qualification, vendor risk assessment, COA/COC reviews of all ingredients and components.