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
- *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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-669-8246 Mon-Fri / 9am-5pm EST
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