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Why Cannabis Companies Need HACCP Guidelines

Originally aired: November 8th at 1pm CST

The compliance and safety demands cannabis operators face can be complex at times - and there is no shortage of on-the-job hazards that can jeopardize the success or future of cannabis companies. 

One of the best ways to cope with these risks is through the use of preventative measures taken precisely where and when they’re needed. 

In this on-demand Rootwurks webinar, you can hear Matt Regusci of CSQ Cannabis Safety and Quality and Kathy Knutson of Kathy Knutson Food Safety Consulting LLC discuss how Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines can apply to cannabis - just like in the food industry - and how they can help cannabis companies of all sorts. 

About this Webinar

The stakes are high for cannabis operators. 

From product recalls to compliance fines, bad press, and damage to your reputation, the costs of not meeting the safety and compliance of the industry are extensive.

But could what works in the food industry also apply to cannabis? 

In this on-demand Rootwurks webinar, you can hear Matt Regusci of CSQ Cannabis Safety and Quality and Kathy Knutson of Kathy Knutson Food Safety Consulting LLC will take a close look at HACCP guidelines and how they can chart a course to product safety and compliance adherence for cannabis companies - just like in other industries.

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Who Can Benefit?

The safety and compliance guidelines in cannabis affect everyone who works in the industry. This webinar will benefit cannabis professionals and any viewers who are interested in learning techniques to meet these demands, and how HACCP guidelines can apply to cannabis. 

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Viewers will gain expert insight on:

  • How HACCP guidelines can boost safety and compliance in cannabis
  • How the safety and compliance demands in cannabis are similar to those of other industries  
  • What it takes to implement a HACCP plan in cannabis
  • Which states require a HACCP plan in cannabis  
  • What role does management play in implementing these plans 
  • Which hazards HACCP guidelines are best at eliminating
  • The costs of not meeting these safety requirements

Meet Your Speakers


Kathy Knutson - | Kathy Knutson Food Safety Consulting 

Kathy Knutson, Ph.D., PCQI Lead Instructor, is the Chair of the Education Committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association and author of Food Safety Lessons for Cannabis-Infused Edibles. Knutson is HACCP-certified and consults with companies on subjects ranging from risk assessments to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance. Knutson was also recently selected by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance as one of the top ten instructors for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual courses. 

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Matt Regusci - Technical Director | CSQ - Cannabis Safety and Quality 

Matt Regusci is the Technical Director of Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ), the first cannabis certification program to meet GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. A father of 9, Regusci also co-founded Azzule, an online compliance supply chain data management company, which is the parent company of PrimusGFS, a GFSI food safety standard. Regusci also worked as the Chief Relationship Officer at RizePoint and as the Director of Growth and Public Relations at ASI, one of the largest food safety providers in North America.

Our Webinar Partners

This event would not be possible without our partners’ insight and years of experience in the cannabis industry.

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Hosted by Rootwurks

Rootwurks is an e-learning and risk management company built by a team of experts with more than 100 years of combined knowledge and experience in compliance and safety training. After many years spent in senior roles at one of the largest food safety training companies in the country, our founders launched Rootwurks and built the Rootwurks Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to help companies navigate the complex and crucial safety and compliance demands in industries as varied and challenging as cannabis and food manufacturing.