What Exactly Are Good Manufacturing Practices?
The American Kratom Association has set forth an extensive list of strict qualifications and requirements that must be met for any Kratom company or supplier to obtain cGMP certification.
The idea behind AKA’s cGMP certification is to set a universal standard for excellence in ensuring the safety and quality of Kratom distributed by US-based companies and suppliers like Kats Botanicals. In our case, this means protecting our entire line of 30+ Kratom strains from contaminants and validating the potency of each strain using independent, third-party testing.
What cGMP Certification Means for Quality
It might be helpful to think of a cGMP certification as a validated seal of quality. It means that whatever is produced using cGMP-certified practices, the facilities and personnel are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and purity.
The cGMP Certification Process
In order to stay compliant with cGMP guidelines, strict adherence to procedural
protocol is required. For Kats Botanicals, this protocol includes the following steps:
In addition to the quality control measures listed above, additional steps are taken to add even more control to how our production area operates, including:
- Maintaining a clean and hygienic manufacturing area.
- Controlling environmental conditions in order to prevent cross-contamination from adulterants and allergens.
- Having clearly defined, controlled, state-of-the-art manufacturing practices. All critical practices are validated and compliant.
- Writing all Instructions and procedures in clear and unambiguous language using good documentation practices.
To ensure continued compliance, these evaluations are performed by an independent, third-party inspector must perform an on-site evaluation of all facilities. These evaluations are also performed periodically after cGMP certification is awarded.
Commitment to You
We were one of the first Kratom companies to begin small batch testing of all our Kratom products before sending orders out to our customers.
This dedication to quality extends to the very processes we use for handling, packaging, and distributing our botanical products.
We don’t take any risks or cut any corners when it comes to quality, and we never will.
Our AKA cGMP certification is yet another reason why our customers love Kats!