P.E.I. food lab testing cannabis, eyeing product development

BioFoodTech testing for microorganisms in cannabis, extracts and edibles

Article written by Jessica Doria-Brown and reprinted from CBC Prince Edward Island website.

BioFoodTech scientists are now testing cannabis oils, extracts
for pesticides, solvents and bacteria. (Jessica Doria-Brown/CBC )

BioFoodTech — the provincially-owned food testing and development lab in Charlottetown — is now testing cannabis. 

Officials say they started a few months ago after implementing procedures and protocols around this new-to-them product.

“We’re here to serve the industry in P.E.I,” said Edward Charter, food and bioscience technology manager at BioFoodTech. 

“And since cannabis is now a legal product and edibles as well, and we have that background of being able to test food products, we felt it was essential that we provide that service to that industry.”

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