About Tom Stratman

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Stratman has been working successfully in the branded and private label Dietary Supplement space since 1988. He is passionate about professionally serving the dietary supplement industry and maintains that the industry can only thrive by maintaining high quality across all sectors of the enterprise. He has held senior level sales & marketing positions with such companies as Hoffmann-LaRoche, Tishcon Corp.Inner Armour, Pacific Health Labs, Pinnacle Sports, TwinLab. He founded in 2006 a full service consulting firm specializing in technical services for manufacturers and marketers of dietary supplements. Mr. Stratman hold a B.S. degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a former graduate assistant for Dale Carnegie Training and is involved in several community based service projects in the Tampa-St Petersburg area. He and his life partner Deborah, reside in St. Petersburg, FL.

Exporting Your Cannabinoids… The Challenge.

If you are a Hemp processor producing cannabinoids, your growth in this expanding market will depend upon your innovation, marketing savvy, and most critically, your unwavering commitment to making the highest quality cannabinoids and not necessarily at the lowest cost.

Due to the diversity of different cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant, processors will […]

The CBD Quagmire



The passage of the 2018 United States Agriculture Improvement Act removed industrial hemp, defined as Cannabis sativa L. containing less than 0.3% THC content by dry weight, from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and made it an agricultural commodity.

Currently all dietary supplement manufacturers are required to implement the cGMP codes and regulations found in the […]

cGMP Systems for Small and Medium Manufacturers

If you are a small manufacturer of dietary supplements, hemp oil derivatives, or functional foods, here’s how I can help you.

I create a document management system for cGMP compliance that is low cost and high quality.
I will create standard operating procedures (SOP’s), Master Manufacturing Records, and a complete management system to comply with CFR 21 […]

Hemp Manufacturers and the Future of U.S. FDA Compliance  (Part 3)

Quality Control Operations

Although CBD is neither a dietary supplement nor a food additive, the groundwork for submitting safety data to obtain a new NDI (New Dietary Ingredient) for CBD is underway. Regardless of how long this takes, the market is so large that regulation is inevitable.

The FDA often cites written Quality Control Operations (SOP’s) as […]

Hemp Manufacturers and the Future of U.S. FDA Compliance (Part 2)

Although CBD is currently neither a dietary supplement nor a food additive, the groundwork for submission of safety data to obtain a new NDI (New Dietary Ingredient) is underway. Regardless of how long this takes, the market is so large that regulation in this area is inevitable. cGMP will be a requirement. In the CFR […]

About SOPs for CBD and Hemp Derivative Producers

Standard Operating Procedures are the backbone of a certifiable document management program for Food or Dietary Supplements manufacturers.

The entrepreneurial smaller manufacturing companies In the hemp derivative sector are at a competitive disadvantage without a cGMP document system. The real issue here is the actual expense and investment required to hire a 3rd party regulatory & […]

CBD Processors, Cultivators, Extractors Why cGMP?

Hemp Processing About Standard Operating Procedures and cGMP Compliance.

Currently in the CBD Oil processing space there is a need for those companies to create SOP’s to structure and ensure the safety of their finished product. There are over 15 sections or chapters that need to be written to comply with the standards set by the FDA here in the U.S. as well as […]

Supplement-boosted plant-based diets meet sports nutrition needs, study says.

For the article, click here:       https://bit.ly/2Dyt7Vc

As the category has expanded into a more “lifestyle-fitness approach, the benefits of vegan-based protein sources are becoming more evident in this category. While whey protein is still the champion of Protein digestibility scores and biological value, this trend is powerful and product palatability is key. Nutrition 50 […]

Are you a manufacturer or processer of hemp derived Consumer Products?

Batch Record means Manufacturing documentation, packaging documentation, and exception documentation, such as a non-conformance report, Deviation Report and Certificate of Analysis, and additional documentation, which may have been processed as part of the production and packaging records of the Batch; as defined in 21 CFR part 110 and/or 111, or other certifying bodies as specified […]