WHO WE ARE
The GMP Collective is comprised of scientists, engineers, compliance experts, and business analysts. Every consultant has previous experience in highly regulated industries, most often from the natural products, pharma, food, or medical device s. We all share a passion for cannabis, and all have a story for why we left established industries for this exciting path. We believe in the power of a team, knowledge sharing, and a commitment to excellent customer service.
We are young, but don't let that fool you. Individually, we have been working in the cannabis industry for several years (some even decades!), previous to which we were busy developing as experts in other related industries. We've combined forces for the good of the industry. As part of our commitment to the industry, many of us serve on non-profit boards both within and outside of the industry, including:
- ASTM International (D37 Cannabis Standards Development Committee)
- National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- AOAC International
- Women Grow
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
- International Food Safety and Quality Network (IFSQN)
- Young Leadership Council
- Transition US
- and many others...
Our core competencies include:
Process and Equipment Validation
Technical Document Writing and Management
ISO 9000 Systems Development and Implementation
Food Safety GMPs (Codex, SQF, BSI, FSSC 22000, FSMA)
HACCP and Risk Management Training
Process Train Design
IN THE MEDIA...
Some of our Collective's recent articles and speaking engagements are listed here
May 2019: Spoke on what GMPs are and are not
Consultant Greg Jones spoke with Maureen McNamara of Cannabis Trainers to highlight the importance of GMPs in the cannabis space and some best practices that we all can benefit from.
Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA)
Feb 2019: Invited speaker discussing how to prepare a Health Canada GPP compliant facility for EU Export
Our consultant David Vaillencourt gave a fantastic presentation on some of the challenges and differences Canadian Licenced Producers face in preparing for export to the European market.
Oct 2018: GMPs in the cannabis space
Leading cannabis magazine published a piece by consultant David Vaillencourt on how basic Quality Systems increase compliance, save costs, and reduce significant risks to businesses in the cannabis space.
C3RN - The IMPORTANCE OF GMPs
June 2018: Closing speaker discussing regulations in Massachusetts and how GMPs will ensure compliance
Consultant David Vaillencourt gave the closing talk at a well attended series. It was also broadcast on the web.