Global Widget Stability Testing

What is stability testing

Stability testing is a quality control process performed to create accountability for a product’s expiration date, effectiveness and potency for the consumer.

These tests are performed by manufacturing facilities that adhere to the rigorous standards outlined by cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices (21 CFR Part 111.)

How is stability testing performed?

When a new product is formulated, it is placed in a stability chamber. These chambers are specially designed with temperature and humidity controls to mimic the conditions of two years or more of shelf life, allowing for an accurate simulation of the product’s journey from the manufacturing facility to consumer.

Tests are performed at precise timepoints to check for various factors relating to quality and potency. After the stability tests are complete, the products often remain in the stability chamber for up to two or three more years for continued monitoring.

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  • Accelerated six month studies for OTC (over-the-counter) products

     

  • Accelerated 60 day study for cosmetic products

What are the benefits of stability testing?

Stability testing confirms the expiration date, shelf life, safety, effectiveness and potency of a product. This process verifies all these factors to ensure the end consumer can have the highest confidence purchasing and using a manufacturer’s products.

Does Global Widget stability test every product?

Global Widget is committed to quality and transparency for our premium CBD products. As a manufacturer that continuously brings new products to market, stability testing is a required and essential part of our new product launch process. All new products undergo complete stability testing before they are mass manufactured and distributed from our facilities.

Where does Global Widget perform stability testing?

Global Widget’s stability tests are performed in our in-house QC (quality control) lab, which consists of three industrial-sized stability chambers, as well as several smaller chambers. These chambers contain multiple samples of each product in the stability testing process.

Who oversees your stability testing process at Global Widget?

Global Widget’s Vice President of Regulatory, Compliance and Safety oversees the stability testing process. This team, which also consists of experienced research and development professionals, manages each product’s stability testing and generates detailed reports based on their findings following GMP standards.

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