Global Widget, the manufacturer and distributor of premium CBD products and parent company of Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script and Perfect Paws Hemp for pets brands, announced today the opening of a new in-house Quality Control Lab that helps ensure the 1,000-plus SKUs it produces meet the highest quality, efficacy and compliance standards.
The laboratory, housed in the company’s Tampa headquarters, will test both raw ingredients and finished CBD products, which are then retested by the largest third-party laboratory in Florida. The company then posts the results online for consumers, distributors and retailers to view.
“This is part of our ongoing strategy to invest heavily in the area of compliance,” said Margaret Richardson, Chief Compliance Officer at Global Widget. “We’ve provided our in-house quality control team with the equipment and support they need to make sure that everything we produce meets the highest quality standards for purity and potency and that all product specifications match what is listed on our labels.”
Completed earlier this year, the 1,000-square-foot Quality Control Lab uses some of the same standard equipment found in many third-party testing labs across the nation. The company’s quality control team now includes seven employees, including food scientists, R&D specialists, formulators and quality assurance managers.
Richardson said all raw materials, such as the industrial hemp used during the company’s in-house extraction process, are immediately quarantined when they first arrive. Samples of each ingredient are tested in the new lab and compared against established specifications, making sure they are free of harmful additives or other impurities. Only then are the materials released into production.
“We know even before we send our products for final testing at the third-party lab that they will be compliant with all local, state and federal regulations,” said Sandy Domond, Quality Manager for Global Widget. “That helps us remain extremely efficient, reduce risk of waste and ultimately, offer high-quality products at more affordable prices.”
To learn more about Global Widget’s quality control process and get an inside look at its new Quality Control Lab, watch here.