The brand in question wanted to create world-class CBD gummies in small batches. This isn’t something many production facilities will do, but True North Labs are always prepared to troubleshoot and figure out a commitment that works for your brand.
Keeping in line with evolving cannabis regulations across the globe is a challenge all CBD brands face. The target market for this gummy line being the U.K., it was vital that the products had a Novel Foods dossier. True North Labs is able to ensure stringent compliance for all products, and we were successful in adding this product line to our Novel Foods application.
When scaling up and wanting to manufacture products at a commercial level, consistency is key. This can be particularly tough when the products have been produced by hand in small batches, with a lack of documentation on the production process – as was the case for these gummies. In order to assess the product's feasibility in an industrial confectionary manufacturer, True North Labs' team of food scientists worked with the brand to redevelop the product.
We realise the cost of product redevelopment and manufacturing can be daunting, so we discussed this at length with the CBD brand before beginning the process. We also provided a recommended development budget to investigate the recipe and industrialise product manufacturing.
Product development inevitably comes with risks, but these risks can largely be mitigated through a disciplined, staged approach that breaks these risks down into manageable chunks. In this scenario, these included a feasibility assessment, delivery of hand samples, raw ingredient testing, quality documentation and finally, scaled manufacturing.
When you’re working with us, you’re in safe hands every step of the way. Given our broad range of expertise in the cannabis sector, we were able to help with everything this CBD brand needed, from curating the best packaging to ensuring the final product is kept in line with all specifications and regulations.
As the original gummies were handmade in a small kitchen, redevelopment was essential to ensure standardisation, consistency, shelf life and stability. While this seemed like a big overhaul, it ended up improving the gummies in many respects. The brand wanted a large, soft pectin CBD gummy in multiple flavour and True North Labs delivered.
Through redevelopment of the original product, we were able to manufacture to a rigid product specification at scale, making the products compliant across European markets and, vitally, offer the brand the option to reorder the product with 10 week’s notice. This high level of quality and service will, ultimately, enable the brand to reach international markets successfully.
By collaborating with True North Labs, the brand can apply the world-renowned ‘Swiss Made’ certification to their products, which is synonymous with exceptional quality. Crucially, Novel Foods certification was also achieved with ease, thanks to vastly improved consistency and precision CBD dosing.