In April 2018, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) assumed regulatory authority to license and regulate makers of food products that contain marijuana. The Department required these processing businesses to apply for a special marijuana infused edibles (MIE) endorsement on their business licenses.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Program wants to let you know about a meeting of the Marijuana Infused Edible Industry Stakeholder Group. The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted us all and the program would like to provide an update on our current operations and to better understand the challenges the industry is facing.
Topics on the agenda will include:
* Food Safety Program Operations – budget freeze, staffing reductions and Update
* Dietary Ingredients
* Licensing and Inspection System Implementation – FoodPro
* Product Scope Discussion
This call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th beginning at 1:00 PM. Interested participants from the industry, along with the Department of Health and the Liquor and Cannabis Board, will be invited. Please let us know about any additional topics or questions you are interested in and we’ll do our best to address as many as we can.WSDA Email (Oct 6, 2020)