Importance of Hemp COA's
Mar 2nd 2023
Hemp Certificates of Analysis (COAs) provide important information about the quality and safety of hemp products. They verify that the product meets legal requirements for THC content, contaminants, and other characteristics, ensuring hemp consumers get precisely what they expect. Below, we’ll discuss what COAs are, why they are important, the process, and what to look for.
What is a Hemp Certificate of Analysis (COA)?
A Hemp Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a laboratory report verifying that a hemp product satisfies its labeling and meets legal requirements. It is produced by testing the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of a product to determine its purity and safety. The COA will provide important information regarding the cannabinoid content, contaminants, heavy metals, terpene profile, and more.
Why Are They Important?
Hemp COAs are a critical part of the production and distribution process for hemp and CBD products. The COA provides detailed information about the cannabinoid profile, heavy metals, pesticides, contaminants, and other impurities found throughout the manufacturing chain. This information is necessary to ensure hemp products comply with all legal regulations, industry standards, as well as consumer safety expectations.The information is also necessary to ensure hemp products are properly labeled and accurately reflect their contents. Each step in the manufacturing process, all the way to the consumer, is essential for hemp products to stay compliant. COA’s provide an impartial report on the overall quality of each batch which can help businesses make confident decisions when selecting high-quality hemp suppliers.
How Does the COA Process Work?
1. A sample of the hemp is taken.
2. It is sent to an independent lab for testing.
3. The COA is generated for the product.
4. The COA is used for stakeholders in the supply chain to source and approve the product.
What to Look for When Reviewing Your COA.
When reviewing a hemp Certificate of Analysis, there are several key points to look out for.
1. The sample that is tested meets jurisdiction standards
2. A search is done for any harmful contaminants
3. Confirm the COA is accurate and legible
As you’ve likely realized, COA’s are an important part of the hemp product production process. COA’s are created so that suppliers, retailers, and consumers can make confident decisions in their hemp products. Therefore, hemp brands should think creatively on how they present their products, including their COAs.
Working With the Right Hemp Producer.
One of the most important steps to take before buying hemp products is to research and select a reliable, trustworthy producer. Not only will you want a producer that has experience with producing hemp products, but a producer that can provide Certified Organic crops (COCs) and up-to-date Hemp COAs for their products. By selecting a reliable producer, you will be able to gain access to safe, legal, and high-quality raw materials for your business.
Elevated Hemp Solutions is committed to providing customers with the highest quality hemp products. To ensure this, we are transparent with our test results on the website. All of our products are tested by third-party labs, and the results are available for customers to view. This allows customers to make informed decisions about the products they are purchasing, and to be sure that the products they are buying are safe and of the highest quality. Elevated Hemp Solutions is dedicated to providing customers with the best hemp products in Wisconsin with a transparent process, offering products such as gummies, flowers, tinctures and more.
Statements on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All products sold by Elevated Hemp Solutions have a THC content less than 0.3%.