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PBG BioPharma achieves Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000)

Updated: May 24, 2023

LEDUC, AB, December 12, 2022 – PBG BioPharma Inc., a Phytochemical Biopharmaceutical Group company, announced today that it has received Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) for manufacturing of its GMP standard CBD ingredient and CBD-infused food products. FSSC 22000 is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Of this achievement, PBG President and CEO, Dr. Jacqueline Shan, said, “PBG is aiming to be the leader in manufacturing and supplying innovative phytochemical-based ingredients and products including CBD/cannabinoids for the application of pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and personal care products around the world. We have built world-class research labs and manufacturing facilities meeting international GMP standards covering pharmaceutical, food, and natural health products spaces. The addition of FSSC 22000 certification will power our business into growing global trends of CBD use in food and food supplements. This will further differentiate our company from the rest of the industry, in providing cannabinoids that are made with harmonized global standards in place. As a business, we strive not only to meet the requirements of regulators, but also our partners, retailers, and consumers. Health, safety, and quality are at the utmost center of our business core values”.

FSSC 22000 was developed in response to customer demands for a recognizable standard against which a food safety and quality management system can be audited and certified. It provides assurance to those in the consumer goods food chain that the food products produced by the facility are manufactured safely following a rigorous system. In addition, it ensures a HACCP plan is in place for cannabinoid products manufactured in-house. To be recognized as a world-class licensed processor of cannabis products, it is imperative that our production processes meet the highest quality standards.

The Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) is overseen by an independent global non-profit, Foundation FSSC 22000, governed by an independent Board of Stakeholders. The organization offers complete certification programming for the auditing and certification of Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) and Quality Management Systems (FSSC 22000-Quality).


PBG BioPharma Inc. is a vertically integrated biopharmaceutical company focusing on the research and development, and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Using its proprietary GenBioChem® Triple Fingerprinting Technology platform, the Company takes a pharmaceutical approach to its product development, testing, and manufacturing process for premium quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients and formulations. PBG has 70,000 square foot of state-of-the-art, GMP-standard biopharmaceutical production, and lab facility, amassed with a large portfolio of licenses pertaining to our Cannabis production facility. Licenses to date include a Cannabis Standard Processing Licence with Sale Amendment, Cannabis Analytical Testing Licence, Medical Cannabis Sales license, (3) Cannabis Research Licences, Health Canada, and FDA Drug Establishment license GMP NHP Site Licence, Controlled Drug and Substances Dealer’s Licence (psilocybin), and ISO 10725 certification, which allow the company to provide GMP standard phytochemical and cannabis ingredients, product development/testing and manufacturing services. PBG is currently conducting research and therapeutic development in the areas of broad-spectrum anti-viral, neuropathic pain, and some mental health disorders. PBG also has several product lines on the market, including the GenBioChem® line of natural health products.


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