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Why CATCH?
The 357 Company pioneered the standard operating procedures for the logistics component of the hemp supply chain. These standard operating procedures were built to ensure compliance was met at both the state and federal level while never operating in “gray areas”.
The longevity and reputation of the hemp supply chain’s is at risk when hot product is shipped over state lines. The interstate transport of hemp containing total THC greater than 0.3% is illegal and may subject all involved parties to federal and/or state drug trafficking charges, shipment delays or confiscation, fines and/or imprisonment.
One of the biggest areas of weakness in our supply chain is within the lab testing component which produces the certificate of analysis required to transport hemp derived product over state lines.  Too often these results are inaccurate or performed without the proper testing standards required to achieve accurate results.
Our “WHY” for starting CATCH - a Consortium for Accurate Testing of Cannabis and Hemp - was to highlight DEA registered and ISO 17025 accredited laboratories that test cannabis and hemp products to determine whether total THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content is within the legal limit and whether cannabis and hemp products contain pesticides, residual solvents, bacterial contamination, heavy metals, or fungal metabolites.
CATCH identifies analytical laboratories that adhere to the highest standards of testing. Trustworthy laboratories help assure compliance and mitigate risks for involved parties. Consumer health and safety, as well as, the growth of the industry depend on the adoption of national standards and regulations for hemp testing.
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Best Practices

Use fit-for-purpose validated methods
Method development capabilities
Experienced analytical chemists from adjacent industries
Challenging the industry to progress the science
Interpretation of results to help clients
Understanding the Chemistry of Phytocannabinoids and Synthetic Cannabinoids

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