SGS Colombia SAS, in collaboration with Ikänik Farms, completes development of the GPTCP Certification
CORONA, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Ikänik Farms, Inc. (CSE: IKNK.U) ("Ikänik Farms" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Pideka SAS. ("Pideka"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ikänik Farms, has successfully completed its cooperative agreement with SGS Colombia SAS ("SGS") to design, initiate, develop, and implement a normative standard for the international certification of medicinal cannabis. This certification works to establish a new baseline standard for the quality and safety of pharmaceutical grade cannabis products known as the "GPTCP", or "Good Production Transformation & Commercialization Practices Cannabis Pharma".
"Completing this collaborative certificate with SGS Colombia is a milestone achievement and a reflection of the company's dedication to best-in-class quality for the cannabis industry." said Brian Baca, CEO of Ikänik Farms.
About the GPTCP Certification
The GPTCP certificate ensures the company maintains international standards and differentiates itself by adhering to a global benchmark standard of quality for the production cannabis.
With the collaborative development of the SGS certified seal of self-regulation and sustainability, industry best practices are promoted and fosters a competitive approach to quality, through best in class and standardized processes across the industry, providing end consumers with product confidence.
The GPTCP encompasses facets of the requirements under various standards such as the BPA, BPM, INVIMA, ICA, ISO 9001, SG-SST, EUGMP at both the national (Colombian) and international levels.
The quality certification and delivery of high-caliber products is one of the Company's key objectives, supported through operating certifications obtained for its operations, including (GACP, GMP FARMA, ISO-9001, and EUGMP)
About SGS Colombia SAS
SGS Colombia SAS is a subsidiary of SGS SA, one of the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies. SGS is recognized as a global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
About Ikänik Farms
Ikänik Farms is a California based, Multi-National Operator (MNO) who is building a dynamic portfolio of brands, inspired by its passion for health and wellness, action sports, and supported by its vertically integrated retail, distribution and cultivation in CA and its medical grade cultivation and laboratory in Colombia. The company's leadership brings decades of expertise in R&D, cultivation, retail, branding, and corporate finance. Ikänik Farms' operation in Colombia, through its pharma division Pideka, holds both GMP-PHARMA and (GACP) Good Agricultural and Collection Practice certifications for its Casa Flores operating facility.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Ikänik Farms Inc.
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