Quality Assurance & Lab Testing
July 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Update:
Kraken is open for business. Our employees' & customers' safety is our highest priority.
We at Kraken are confident that our Good Manufacturing Practices keep our products, customers, and employees safe. Under normal circumstances, our standard operating procedures are the most rigorous in our industry. Due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we have implemented even more stringent policies such as sanitizing and deep cleaning more frequently, limiting access to our facility, enforcing physical distancing in the workplace, and providing our team with additional PTO and free alternatives to public transit. As always, our products undergo thorough testing at an accredited, 3rd-party lab and will never be offered for sale to our customers if they do not meet our incredibly high standards for safety and quality. Thank you for your business and support. Take good care!
Yours in hand washing, The Kraken
AKA GMP Qualified Kratom Vendor
Kraken Kratom is proud to be the first American Kratom Association Good Manufacturing Practices Qualified Kratom Vendor. This accreditation reflects our commitment to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), compliance, and our customers. Here are a just a few of the recent improvements we’ve implemented:
- Environmental controls to test for pathogens in the facility
- Revamped sanitation controls policies and procedures
- More rigorous screening process for suppliers and products
- Milling and blending process to allow for more accurate testing
- More comprehensive testing protocols
- The use of two or more labs in testing our product
We have always employed extremely stringent receiving, testing, and quarantine procedures to ensure the safety and purity of our products. Within the last few months, we've enhanced these processes so we can be sure that we identify any potential contamination or adulteration. We’ve moved our testing to new labs (with a secondary lab acting as a failsafe), and we’re sharing our educational resources with suppliers as well as other vendors. Our company is taking all measures necessary not only to guarantee the safety of our customers, but also to protect our industry as a whole.
Kraken Kratom only offers Kratom Tea products that are tested for identification, heavy metals content ([AOAC 2013.06] Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury) and for microbial safety (Aerobic Plate Count [AOAC 990.12], Yeast and Mold [AOAC 997.02], Coliforms and E Coli [AOAC 991.4], and Salmonella [AOAC-RI 050701]), and only products which pass these tests will be available to order.
We hope all kratom companies will take seriously their responsibility to prevent unsafe products from entering the market, and we urge consumers to conduct due diligence when choosing a kratom vendor. Don’t be afraid to ask important questions about their manufacturing practices and testing, or to request Certificates of Analysis from accredited laboratories. Reputable vendors will have no problem answering these queries and should be able to provide you with information about their products and processes.
The health and safety of kratom consumers is important to us. It’s why we aim to be compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices and why we’ve recently audited our facility and supply chain. The Kraken Kratom team is steadfast in our commitment to providing safe and effective products for our customers and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you!