Hammer Enterprises has announced that they have received FDA Food Facility registration along with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, Non-Genetically Engineered (GE) and USDA Organic certifications ahead of the 2019 hemp harvest.
Established in 2015, Hammer Enterprises Integrated Solutions is one of the largest cultivators, manufacturers and distributors of hemp and CBD products in the United States. Through vertical integration Hammer Enterprises can offer a wide range of raw materials and finished products for the food, fashion, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, pet, cosmetic, and medical research industries. With over 20 years of experience, their mission is to provide safe U.S. grown and manufactured products at competitive prices.
The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification is issued by QAS International. QAS International is an established certification company that has been operating within the UK and selected international markets for over 20 years. QAS International Ltd. focus on the internationally recognized ISO standards. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. The aim of ISO 9001 is to give improved product, process and service quality within an organization and can lead to increased productivity with a reduction in waste through streamlining of current working practices. ISO 9001 acts as the initial stepping stone for organisations on the path to success through improved customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement. Certification communicates to customers and prospects that Hammer Enterprises complies with this internationally recognized standard, building confidence whilst demonstrating a commitment to quality. Companies achieving ISO certification build trust and inspire confidence to customers, business partners within supply chain metrics. ISO certification is widely referred to in the qualification requirements of tendering contracts.
Non-Genetically Engineered Ingredients Supply Chain Process Verification Standard Certification
Issued by SGS North America, the SGS No GE Supply Chain Process Standard U.S. Version (the Standard) is a robust system to verify the process of preparing non-genetically engineered (non-GE) ingredients or (pet) food and beverage products for sale in the United States (U.S.). The Standard may be used by any entity in the supply chain (defined herein as an “operator”), including an ingredient or finished food manufacturer, vendor, or services provider like transport or storage facilities. The Standard is based primarily on product traceability with focus on the control of cross-contact or co-mingling between genetically engineered (GE) and non-GE ingredients at every level of the supply chain and manufacturing process, as well as an effective product market removal plan.
USDA Organic Certifications
- California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) – Cannabis Sativa l. (Hemp) Fields
CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. Organic standards address many factors: soil quality, animal raising, pest and weed control, and use of input materials. The use of sewage sludge, bioengineering (GMOs), ionizing radiation, and most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers is prohibited from organic production. National organic standards also include regulations for organic processed products, including prohibiting artificial preservatives, flavors, and dyes.
- OneCert – CO2 Hemp Oil and Raw CO2 Hemp Extract
The International Organic Standards is a compilation of the standards required in the major organic importing countries of the world. It is designed to provide a single reference document for anyone seeking certification to multiple programs.
In addition, Hammer Enterprises has maintained its Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Manufactured Food Facility registration since 2017 and awarded membership to CDPHE’s Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) for their second consecutive year.
Hemp Processing Plant and Land Certification
Hammer Enterprises has 1,216 acres registered for hemp cultivation in the state of Colorado for 2019. Over 400 acres are certified USDA Organic and the remaining acreage is transitional organic. Hammer Enterprises cultivates all their hemp without the use of genetically modified organisms, chemicals or pesticides.