SEED INC report that Afriplex, SA’s company rooted in the development and manufacturing of botanical extracts, complementary medicines and food & beverage product solutions and The Cannabis Research Institute have implemented an exciting new system that will establish South Africa as a reputable supplier of cannabis to the global market.
Afriplex has officially implemented the Cultrax® cannabis track and trace system to ensure both local and international regulatory compliancy. Cultrax® is a complete cannabis traceability system that was specifically developed by the Cannabis Research Institute of South Africa (CRI) to match the requirements of the South African cultivator as set out by SAHPRA and international bodies such as the INCB. Besides compliancy, Cultrax® also provides the cultivator with basic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) functionality to streamline business functions at an affordable price. See short overview on the CRI: https://youtu.be/WE90Ty0RonM
The early application of GMP via an integrated system like Cultrax®, enables the collection of data that would otherwise not be tracked in a GACP compliant process. Over time, understanding data on stability, shelf life, and contamination can be gained when comprehensive information is collected. These are just a few of the benefits of the early adoption of GMP, in addition to GACP in the cultivation phase of manufacturing herbal drug substances such as cannabis. This will ensure that data is consistently tracked from your operations, through the Afriplex manufacturing process all the way to the end user.
The implementation of Cultrax® at Afriplex comes at a much needed times as they prepare to ramp up the production and export of cannabis flos, extracts and final product formats. Consistent and trustworthy data from seed to sale will be essential if we wish to establish South Africa as a reputable supplier of quality cannabis products to the global market.
“I therefore request your support for Cultrax® as the preferred track and trace system. It will align all our cultivators with international requirements.” said Danie Nel from Afriplex, “ We have evaluated various track and trace software systems from the US, Canada and Europe and found that these systems will not be suitable for the South African market environment, since data parameters are not consistent with GMP requirements and therefore not compatible with Afriplex Quality Management Systems. Furthermore, the exorbitant prices for these systems and the overload of unnecessary functionality, makes it uneconomical and cumbersome to use. The teams from CRI and Cultrax have successfully developed the system with the input from various industry representatives, including Afriplex.”
Kindly reach out to the Cultrax team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Implementation of Cultrax will be a prerequisite for passing Afriplex vendor quality audits effective from 1 May 2021