Test Results Explained

What Are The Testing Limits For Kratom?

At Taunton Bay, we test our kratom products to keep consumers informed, safe, & confident in what they buy. There are currently no specific contaminant limits set for kratom, as it is not approved by any regulatory organization recognized in the U.S. – however – we follow similar guidelines imposed upon foods & dietary supplements to determine if our products are able to be sold.

What happens to products that exceed those limits?

If they are above those limits, they are recorded & either sent back to our suppliers or disposed of – but not wasted! We use our discarded kratom as compost in our flower gardens!

Lab Passing Ranges:

  • Staphylococcus Aureus – Undetectable/Negative
  • Salmonella – Undetectable/Negative
  • Lead – NMT 1000 ppb
  • Arsenic – NMT 1500 ppb
  • Mercury – NMT 500 ppb
  • Cadmium NMT 300 ppb
  • Nickel NMT 200,000 ppb
  • Total Aerobic Plate: NMT 10,000,000 CFU/gm
  • Mold & Yeast Combined: NMT 100,000 CFU/gm

More Information:

  • *NMT = Not More Than
  • *PPB = Parts Per Billion
  • *CFU = Colony Forming Units
  • *GM = gram

For any questions regarding our products or testing practices, please contact us at support@tauntonbaysoapcompany.com or 207-669-8246 Mon-Fri / 9am-5pm EST

External Resources

American Herbal Products Association Recommended Limits Chart: https://www.ahpa.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Policies/14_0206_AHPA_micro_limits_comparisons.pdf

The FDA has developed guidelines that specify limits on total yeast & mold from 10 to 100,000 cfm: https://www.fda.gov/food/laboratory-methods-food/bam-chapter-18-yeasts-molds-and-mycotoxins