The Cannabis industry is fast growing and ever changing. Everyone in the industry faces challenges and the most burdensome of all is passing your Compliance test. Compliance tests are conducted differently state to state but all states require some form of Microbial testing.
Having a batch fail for Aspergillus does not mean that you did anything wrong when growing your cannabis. Aspergillus and humans share the same environment, so it is very likely that you interact with and even breath aspergillus spores every day. If you are growing outside, then preventing aspergillus can be nearly impossible and based mostly on luck.
Aspergillus is a type of naturally occurring fungus with 250 known species. Of those 250 species, 60 are considered pathogenic and harmful to human and animal health. Aspergillus can be found all over the United States, the most common strains being A. Niger, A. Fumigatus, A. Flavus and A.
Although Pasteurization is new to the cannabis industry, the process of killing microbials in consumables has been around for hundreds of years. The ancient Egyptians found that pouring fresh beer into hot Clay pots and then burying them in the cool earth reduced the number of batches that Soured.
Pasteurization has been used for many years and is widely applied in the production of consumables such as milk, syrup, salsa, baby food etc. There are many viruses and diseases that pasteurization prevents, such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and Q-fever.
We have chosen to use Radio Frequency over radiation and Ozone because it is significantly less invasive. Radio Frequency (RF) remediation is very gentle and does not disturb the look, smell, or smoke of your product. In fact, the only noticeable change after remediation is a small loss of moisture.