§ 5726. Certificate of Analysis (COA).
16 CA ADC § 5726BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 42. Bureau of Cannabis Control
Chapter 6. Testing Laboratories
Article 5. Laboratory Testing and Reporting
16 CCR § 5726
§ 5726. Certificate of Analysis (COA).
(a) The laboratory shall generate a COA for each representative sample that the laboratory analyzes.
(b) The laboratory shall ensure that the COA contains the results of all required analyses performed for the representative sample.
(c) The laboratory shall, within 1 business day of completing all analyses of a sample, both upload the COA into the track and trace system and simultaneously provide a copy of the COA to the Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(d) The laboratory shall not release to any person any cumulative or individual test results prior to completing all analyses and providing the COA to the Bureau.
(e) The COA shall contain, at minimum, the following information:
(1) The term “Regulatory Compliance Testing” in font no smaller than 14-point, which shall appear in the upper-right corner of each page of the COA. No text or images shall appear above the term “Regulatory Compliance Testing” on any page of the COA.
(2) Laboratory's name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(3) Licensed distributor's or licensed microbusiness authorized to engage in distribution's name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(4) Licensed cultivator's, licensed manufacturer's, or licensed microbusiness' name, licensed premises address, and license number;
(5) Batch number of the batch from which the sample was obtained. For cannabis goods that are already packaged at the time of sampling, the labeled batch number on the packaged cannabis goods shall match the batch number on the COA;
(6) Sample identifying information, including matrix type and unique sample identifiers;
(7) Sample history, including the date collected, the date received by the laboratory, and the date(s) of sample analyses and corresponding testing results;
(8) A picture of the sample of cannabis goods. If the sample is pre-packaged, the picture must include an unobstructed image of the packaging;
(9) For dried flower samples, the total weight of the batch, in grams or pounds, and the total weight of the representative sample in grams;
(10) For cannabis product or pre-rolls samples, the total unit count of both the representative sample and the total batch size;
(11) Measured density of the cannabis goods;
(12) The analytical methods, analytical instrumentation used, and corresponding Limits of Detection (LOD) and Limits of Quantitation (LOQ);
(13) An attestation on the COA from the laboratory supervisory or management employee that all LQC samples required by section 5730 of this division were performed and met the acceptance criteria; and
(14) Analytes detected during the analyses of the sample that are unknown, unidentified, or injurious to human health if consumed, if any.
(f) The laboratory shall report test results for each representative sample on the COA as follows:
(1) Indicate an overall “pass” or “fail” for the entire batch;
(2) When reporting qualitative results for each analyte, the laboratory shall indicate “pass” or “fail”;
(3) When reporting quantitative results for each analyte, the laboratory shall use the appropriate units of measurement as required under this chapter;
(4) When reporting results for each test method, the laboratory shall indicate “pass” or “fail”;
(5) When reporting results for any analytes that were detected below the analytical method LOQ, indicate “<LOQ”, notwithstanding cannabinoid results;
(6) When reporting results for any analytes that were not detected or detected below the LOD, indicate “ND”; and
(7) Indicate “NT” for any test that the laboratory did not perform.
(g) The laboratory supervisory or management employee shall validate the accuracy of the information contained on the COA and sign and date the COA.
Note: Authority cited: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 12-7-2017 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3); operative 12-7-2017 (Register 2017, No. 49). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-5-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 6-4-2018 as an emergency, including amendment of section; operative 6-6-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2018, No. 23). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 26013(b)(3), this is a deemed emergency and the emergency regulations remain in effect for 180 days. A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-3-2018 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-4-2018 order, including amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 12-3-2018 and filed 1-16-2019; amendments operative 1-16-2019 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2019, No. 3).
This database is current through 2/19/21 Register 2021, No. 8
16 CCR § 5726, 16 CA ADC § 5726
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