Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS)

TSO has been appointed as exclusive global publisher for Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS) developed by Purity-IQ Inc.

Benefits of CAPS certification

  • Meets or surpasses regulatory safety requirements
  • Satisfies requirements for GMP/GAP and quality performance
  • Verifies the authenticity, purity and consistency in quality of final products
  • CAPS-BASIC & CAPS-ADVANCED stepped implementation approach
  • Equivalency recognition with selected globally accredited standards
  • Operationally efficient and cost effective
  • Opens access to new markets and customers
  • Enhances your brand through the CAPS Certified trust-mark
  • Contributes to a consistent brand experience, building consumer loyalty

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About Purity-IQ

Purity-IQ is first to market with a to be accredited third-party voluntary standard and certification designed specifically to help the cannabis and hemp industry to build, operationalize and certify using the Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS) across its enterprise and supply chain.

Purity-IQ is a non-regulatory company that provides research to develop quality assurance tools underpinned by leading-edge science for brands is increasingly key to differentiation in a crowded marketplace. Purity-IQ provides brands with an opportunity to adopt and implement practical and efficient science-based requirements, which will support brand protection and reputation. Purity-IQ provides guidance with a preventative, non-prescriptive best practice approach, which models the International Standards Organization framework, for how organizations can assess and improve their ability to provide the necessary quality assurances for claims of product authenticity, purity and consistency. This framework may be used by a wide range of businesses and organizations and helps shift organizations to a proactive science-based approach to risk management and brand protection.

TSO's partnership with Purity-IQ will provide quality content and supporting tools for those organizations wishing to adopt and seek recognition in the CAPS program, around the world.

About TSO

TSO is a leading specialist publisher of professional and technical content with an impressive heritage and proven track record of delivery. TSO delivers high quality, trusted content that is tailored to user needs for business-critical outcomes. TSO combines publishing and technology capabilities to deliver quality content to students and organizations across the world.

"TSO is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Purity-IQ. Publishing the Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS) for the Purity-IQ enables global organizations to get the most from their existing safety and quality management systems. It is also impressive to see the adoption of this standard across both the public and private sector. It is an exciting time to add this content to our portfolio!" Andrew Prince, TSO Business Director.

About Purity-IQ®

Purity-IQ is a global business founded on delivering leading edge molecular genetics and metabolomic technologies. Working together as a team of scientific, industry supply chain and regulatory experts all Purity-IQ tools and programs are founded upon proven and acceptable global frameworks for providing qualitative and qualitative quality assurances. Paul Valder, Cofounder and Chief Technical Officer at Purity-IQ. "TSO's commitment to Purity-IQ and our Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS) will enable certification bodies, consultants and training providers to deliver knowledge and skills to businesses to build an Identity Authenticity Management System (AIMS) program capable of identifying, protecting and responding to consumer needs."

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