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Sanitation Program for Cannabis Production

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sanitation Program for Cannabis Production

Course Overview

Good Production Practices (Part 5 of the Cannabis Regulations) mandates that Licensed Producers ensure the cleanliness of the premises and equipment. Having effective cleaning, sanitation and pre-operational Inspection procedures can minimize the risk of contamination of your product, ingredients, processing aids, packaging materials, and product contact surfaces.

It is therefore extremely important to understand the fundamental principle of cleaning and sanitation procedures and to implement and use these procedures effectively. Lack of proper and validated cleaning and sanitation program can result in costly contamination, return of products, and recalls.

This course and workshop concentrate on three important aspects of an effective cleaning and sanitation program; Premise, Equipment and Personnel. Participants are given a thorough understanding of the importance of cleaning and sanitizing procedures and their responsibilities, and why these are important parts of their (and not cleaners`) jobs.

Course Outline

  • Cannabis Regulations-Review Sanitation Requirement, Expectation and Current Guidance
  • What is Cleaning
  • What is Sanitation
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Program for
    • Premise
    • Equipment
    • Personnel
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Procedure (SOP) for
    • Premise
    • Equipment
    • Personnel
  • Sanitation Checklist
  • Pre-Operational Inspection
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Records
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Verification
    • Who, When, What, How
  • Deviation, Non-Conformance
  • Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)
  • Role of QA
  • Training of Personnel
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Pest Control


November 6, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4R4 Canada