lab testing

lab testing

We believe in producing clean, safe cannabis products. It's a commitment we made on day one and it guides every decision we make here at Kiva Confections. We believe it is the quality of our products that sets us apart, and we approach our quality program just as we do our products- with constant innovation. 

In Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois, our company adheres to state-regulated testing protocol. In California, Kiva’s standards are in accordance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) established by the FDA for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of over the counter (OTC) drugs. Below is an outline of our testing processes, because we believe that transparency is as important as quality.

What is Kiva Testing For?

Our testing process in California includes screening for the following:

Pesticides

Microbiological contaminants

Residual solvents

Cannabinoids

As more services have become available to cannabis manufacturers and pesticide testing has become increasingly comprehensive, we have remained ahead of the curve and applied these new capabilities to our quality program. 

Currently, we are testing with Anresco Labs, an ISO-certified laboratory with over 73 years of analytical testing experience. Since May 2017, we screen for the maximum number of pesticides available by a cannabis testing lab in the state of California, 385 pesticides.

Testing at Every Step

First, raw cannabis is tested for pesticides to determine if it’s worthy of our house-made extractions. Second, the extractions are tested for potency, safety, and again, pesticides, to ensure they are clean before incorporating them into our recipes. 

Finally, we perform a final test on the finished product to ensure it meets our strict standards and are Kiva-quality. If the result is anything less than perfect, the batch is rejected and never enters the marketplace. Period.

This triple testing ensures that every lot of Kiva Bars, Terra Bites, and Petra Mints are free from harmful pesticides, contain the correct amount of THC, and are safe and ready to enjoy.

Clean Certified

A certificate of analysis (COA) is a document that outlines the standards a product has been tested for. Below you will find an example of the certificate that accompanies every batch of products we produce, with added explanations for clarity.

Want more information on our California testing program? Care to see the certificate of analysis for a particular product? No problem. We would love to hear from you. Just email us at info@kivaconfections.com with your product, flavor, and its batch number.

The batch number is a six digit code located on a white sticker on the back of your Kiva carton, the side of your Terra tin, the bottom of your Petra tin, or under the flap of your Mini. Our team will be happy to respond in a timely manner. 

Thank you for choosing Kiva Confections.