Aphria Receives Third-party Independent GMP Certification Of Leamington Growing And Processing Facilities

Aphria is the first Canadian Licensed Producer to be certified by SGS to the USFDA standards for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Finished Pharmaceuticals

LEAMINGTON, ON, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc. (" Aphria" or the " Company") ( TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced it has received third-party independent GMP certification of its Leamington, Ontario growing and processing facilities. Granted by internationally-renowned firm SGS, the certification is for the current Good Manufacturing Practice (" cGMP") standards of CFR 21 parts 210/211 established by the United States Food and Drug Administration (" USFDA") for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Finished Pharmaceuticals.

"Certification to the USFDA cGMP standards is a significant milestone in our continuous efforts to apply best practices to make the highest quality and safest products possible," said Mary Jo Camboia, Director of Quality at Aphria. "It reflects the incredibly high standards we expect of ourselves and that our clients expect from their medical cannabis."

The USFDA cGMP standards are incredibly rigorous and internationally-recognized for the safe and consistent production of human medicines. Aphria is the first Canadian Licensed producer to receive certification from SGS at this standard.

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About Aphria

Aphria Inc., one of Canada's lowest cost producers, produces, supplies and sells medical cannabis. Located in Leamington, Ontario, the greenhouse capital of Canada, Aphria is truly powered by sunlight allowing for the most natural growing conditions available. Aphria is committed to providing pharma-grade medical cannabis, superior patient care while balancing patient economics and returns to shareholders.

For more information, visit: www.aphria.ca

About SGS

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

For more information, visit:  www.sgs.com 

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SOURCE Aphria Inc.

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