LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluebird Botanicals, a CBD-rich hemp extract company in Colorado, announced its official status as a good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliant production facility. An audit performed by Eurofins Scientific, a world-leading laboratory testing company, passed Bluebird with an excellent score for compliance to CFR 111 cGMP standards.
A GMP inspection for a dietary supplement is not required by the FDA but since their founding in 2012, Bluebird Botanicals has always led the industry in quality. Using only hemp from Colorado, Bluebird Botanicals now stands as one of the only GMP compliant extract companies that manufactures their own products in the United States.
Brandon Beatty, the founder and CEO of Bluebird, said of the development: "Commitment to excellence is a core ideal at Bluebird. Passing our first 3rd-party GMP audit with a 99% rating is an accomplishment the whole team is very proud of. It's a symbol of the dedication we have to quality, and to our partners and customers."
A GMP inspection includes a thorough review of quality systems, supplier management, the control of raw materials, documentation, calibration, and validation. Detailed processes are standardized for all aspects of workflow and a tight study is conducted of all critical control points for contamination. Good manufacturing practices are a master's degree in the high art of paperwork and an ever ongoing process that places safety as paramount and documentation as absolutely necessary for the best possible final product.
Beatty declared passing the cGMP inspection to be a testimony to the dedication of Amanda Bowman, the Quality Assurance Manager and Harrington Baker, the Quality Supervisor, who make sure that the immense mountains of paperwork are perfect. The lab managers Luke Brigham, Fionn Masterson, and Dave Sommer were instrumental in implementing the systems that ensured Bluebird Botanicals passed its GMP audit easily on the first try.
Located in Louisville, CO, Bluebird employs 38 and has been on a trajectory of fast growth. Currently one of the largest companies in the industry, Bluebird prides itself on customer service, public education efforts like the Greener Grass podcast, charitable giving and a robust assistance program to help veterans, disabled persons and those on low income to receive high-quality CBD oil.