Standards

The PFC Program has established guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to ensure that Cannabis products (hemp, medical cannabis, and cannabis-derived products intended for human consumption) have the strength, composition, purity, and identity they claim to constitute or possess. PFC helps companies that are cultivating, manufacturing, and distributing these products achieve a commitment to quality and product safety.  PFC represents the consensus of the world's leading experts on cannabis, hemp and botanical product regulations.

The ICCI is proud to licence PFC services to worldwide needs and  offer them to the international market.

PFC addresses quality control & product safety through:

  • Developing and Adopting Industry Standards
  • Industry and Regulatory Training
  • Certification Program

To date, we have

  • Worked with American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) to release a Cannabis Monograph, which now serves as a guide for identifying the quality, purity, and potency of the cannabis plant internationally;  
  • Collaborated with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to create the AHPA Cannabis Committee which has developed industry standards in the form of Recommendations for Regulators for Distribution, Cultivation, Analytics, and Manufacturing, Packaging and Labeling;
  • Worked with regulators to get AHP and AHPA cannabis standards adopted in over a dozen states and;
  • Partnered with American Chemical Society (ACS) divisions of Small Chemical Business(SCHB), Agriculture and Food (AGFD), and Chemical Health & Safety(CH&S) to create a Cannabis Chemistry committee to provide education and training that addresses the needs of laboratories, chemists, and service/equipment providers
  • Worked to include the requirements of World Health Organization (WHO), Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S), European Medicines Agency (EMA), European Herb Growers Association (EUROPAM) and European Parliament & Commission into the ICCI PFC standards

We are working on implement the following guidelines used for herbal production under ICCI PFC:

World Health Organization (WHO)
European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention (PIC/S)

 

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