Kraken Kratom Becomes First Company Named AKA GMP Qualified Kratom Vendor

For Immediate Release

Press Contact: Jenn Lauder

kraken@contact.support


Portland, OR – March 11, 2019 – Kraken Kratom, a national online kratom retailer based in Oregon, has been recognized by the American Kratom Association as the first company to achieve AKA GMP Qualified Vendor status.

An online retailer of kratom and kava products, Kraken prioritizes quality, safety, compliance, and consumer satisfaction and has worked diligently to demonstrate adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the first company to receive this new qualification from the AKA, Kraken has solidified its reputation as a trusted kratom vendor and a leader in their industry.

The AKA GMP Standards Program was created to establish a higher level of manufacturing processes for Kratom Vendors. AKA GMP participants have committed to implementing and following the manufacturing and processing standards outlined in the AKA GMP Standards Program, found on the American Kratom Association website.

To become AKA GMP Qualified Vendors, participants must complete an annual independent 3rd party audit to ensure their compliance with the program standards. Upon verification of the audit, they are considered as AKA GMP Qualified.

Kraken Kratom has always held customer safety and satisfaction as its number one goal,  employing stringent receiving, testing, and quarantine procedures to ensure the safety and purity of products. In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the AKA GMP Standards program, Kraken has undertaken the larger project of becoming compliant with comprehensive GMP guidelines. Over the past year, the company has upgraded its facility and fine tuned its standard operating procedures to conform to all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practices.

“We are extremely proud to have our work acknowledged by the American Kratom Association,” says Managing Director Jeff Stratton. “At Kraken, we’ve long recognized the importance of GMP compliance and have gone the extra mile to keep our products pure and our customers safe. We applaud the AKA’s efforts to bring kratom manufacturing processes in line with other legitimate industries, and we encourage our peers to adopt the same level of compliance for the safety of consumers and the survival of our industry.”

For more information or to view supporting documentation, please contact kraken@contact.support.


About Kraken Kratom

Kraken Kratom is a family-owned herbal products company based in Portland, Oregon. Specializing in the procurement and sale of botanicals such as kratom and kava, Kraken strives to provide consistent, high-quality products that conform to rigorous standards. Since 2014, Kraken has been a leader in the kratom industry, with a steadfast commitment to advocacy, compliance, and consumer safety.

About AKA

The American Kratom Association (AKA), a consumer-based non-profit organization, advocates to protect the freedom of consumers to safely consume natural kratom as a part of their personal health and well-being regimen. AKA represents the nearly 5 million Americans who consume kratom safely each year.

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