Quality Assurance & Lab Testing
Coronavirus Update from Left Coast Kratom
We’re committed to keeping you and our employees safe! Left Coast Kratom is open, but we’re enhancing our sanitation practices and implementing new policies to ensure that our products stay pure and our team stays healthy. While our already rigorous Good Manufacturing Practices are completely effective in guarding against pathogens, we’re going above and beyond in the face of the COVID pandemic. This means that we’ll be scheduling sanitation and deep cleaning more frequently, routinely sanitizing high-touch areas, asking delivery folks to stay outside of our facility, and taking care of our team by providing transportation and extra PTO. LCK is here for you! We appreciate you and hope you stay healthy!
Left Coast Kratom is proud to participate in the American Kratom Association's GMP Program and to comply with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) to keep our products pure and our customers safe. 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.
Left Coast 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 Left Coast Kratom team is steadfast in our commitment to providing safe and effective products for our customers and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you!