Cannabis products may be susceptible to contamination by naturally occurring mycotoxins during cultivation, storage, or processing. As natural byproducts of several mold species, aflatoxin and ochratoxin present serious health risks to humans and animals – including liver toxicity, immune suppression, and are amongst the most carcinogenic naturally occurring substances known, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
This webinar will be full of everything you need to know about mycotoxins and their interest to the cannabis industry.
- What are mycotoxins? How are they introduced into the cannabis value chain? Why are regulations being instituted?
- Current regulatory landscape for states, including California where regulations go live in 2018
- Lab and process testing solutions that will ensure compliance with regulatory limits for aflatoxins and ochratoxin A
Originally recorded February 7, 2018.
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenting Partner: VICAM
Research Chemist, VICAM
Elise is a research chemist, and has followed a strong scientific career in analytical and diagnostic technologies including six years at the forefront of food and agricultural safety, and seven years in medical research. She joined VICAM in 2013 and has been instrumental in the development and improvement of several solutions for customers in the rapid diagnostics field. Elise holds an accelerated undergraduate master’s in Biochemistry from the University of Bath, UK, and a master’s in Business Administration from the University Of Rochester, NY.
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