Why are Good Manufacturing Practices Important?
Good Manufacturing Practices in the kratom industry are especially important. Kratom is an herb from Southeast Asia that can get contaminated easily if proper handling and procedures are not followed. We are proud to have passed our 5th independent audit since 2019. This is an extensive on site audit of all standard operating procedures and testing results.
A quality product is the result. High quality kratom products come at a cost, but the cost for purchasing kratom should not be unattainable.
Buy kratom online. A 3rd party type of audit is necessary to ensure that there are not any special privileges given to a certain company or organization. Nothing is worse than finding out you have worked hard to do the right thing and others did not.
The audit should include a review of the processes used to extract and process kratom, as well as the facility’s quality control measures. This will help to ensure that kratom is free from contaminants, and that proper safety and hygiene protocols are being followed. Additionally, the audit should include a review of the company’s supply chain management system, to ensure that the kratom is obtained from reliable sources.
3rd Party Audit
The 3rd party audit should include a review of the company’s customer service practices, to ensure that customers are treated with respect and their issues are addressed in a timely manner. By meeting these standards, companies in the kratom industry can ensure that their product is of the highest quality.
3rd Party lab testing is equally important to ensure that different lab results match up for the final batch release. Our business processes have been stringent since we first started. We may not have the money to advertise, but we have the best kratom and customer service.
The audit should also include a review of the company’s quality assurance and control processes, to ensure that the product meets the required industry standards. It should also include an evaluation of the company’s manufacturing processes and packaging materials, to ensure that the kratom is handled and stored properly.
Furthermore, the audit should include a review of the company’s compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), to ensure that the kratom is produced in a safe and hygienic environment. We are kratom advocates and kratom consumers, so we want the best quality kratom and cleanest kratom we can find.
Numerous kratom products are randomly picked and then scrutinized. All documentation from start to finish must be available. If any documents are missing, there will be an automatic failure. Each finished kratom product must have documentation from the time the raw kratom was received until the time it arrives in the customers hands.
This is a compact list of some of the documentation and processes that are audited each year by a 3rd party.
Master Manufacturing Records
Product Testing & Release Testing
Mock Recall Training
Warning Labels and Age Disclaimer
Standard Operating Procedures (sop documentation)
Batch Production Records
Facilities Sanitation & Pest Control
This is just a brief list of what we have audited by a 3rd party. We have always been very transparent, and we live and breathe kratom. In 2016 we started this journey, and we will never back down!
This kratom audit is no different from any other 3rd party internal audit. We choose to stick with the American Kratom Association and support the work that they have done over the years. The AKA GMP Program is just a small part of what the AKA does each and every day.
American Kratom Association GMP Program
The American Kratom Association is a consumer group which supports kratom and not kratom companies. Kratom companies may support the American Kratom Association through the GMP program, but the AKA is a consumer group first and foremost.
The main goal of the AKA is kratom consumer protection! The GMP audit is close to what the (KCPA) or Kratom Consumer Protection Act requires by law. We are a bit extra, and we go overboard with safety and testing requirements just to make sure.
I was always told that you can never do too much for safety! Our general cost for doing business is higher than most and we have testing binders to prove it. The proof is in the pudding as they say. We added warnings to our packages in 2019. We believe that people should read up about kratom or any herbs that they are taking and putting into their bodies.
I read up for about 6 months on kratom before I tried it. My wife read up on it for about a year and watched me to see if there were any issues. I deal with chronic issues, so I wanted to understand the long-term effects of kratom. I have used kratom since 2015 and I have never felt better.
We plan to continue with the Kratom Audits for years to come. The audits help us stay on our toes and give another set of eyes for compliance. We have the New Jersey Kratom Consumer Protection Act filed and we are waiting for the bill to get passed.
New Jersey Department of Health
The New Jersey Department of Health will regulate kratom. The New Jersey Department of Health regulated the Medical cannabis program before the (CRC) Cannabis Regulatory Commission took over. The American Kratom Association GMP program gets prepared for the reality of regulation. We are still in a battle to save kratom, so please keep telling your story.
We will follow all the rules and regulations put forth by the New Jersey Department of Health to ensure that our kratom products are safe and of the highest quality. We take safety, compliance, and customer satisfaction extremely seriously, and we will continue to do so in the future. We are committed to maintaining the integrity of kratom, and we strive to provide our customers with the best possible kratom experience.
We do not mess around with safety and take the kratom business very seriously. GMP Audits are a way to ensure customers and ensure that we are doing everything necessary to protect consumers.
We want to make sure that we always do our best for kratom. Meaning we will never give kratom a bad name. We have done kratom right since 2016. Even if we have seemed to disappear from the internet. We are here for you! We are Kratom!