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 Per Sample:
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
American Herbal Products Association Recommended Limits Chart:
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