lab testing

lab testing

Our highest priority is 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 know we’re only as good as the quality of our products so we approach our testing program with constant refinement and 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. Want to know more about our testing? Check out our screening program below. 

You name it, we test for it. 

• Pesticides
• Microbiological contaminants
• Residual solvents
• Cannabinoids
We make it a point to stay ahead of the curve, always applying the latest technologies for pesticide testing. 

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

We test every step of the way

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 is up to Kiva standards. If the result is anything less than perfect, we reject the batch and it 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

Every batch we produce comes with a certificate of analysis (COA)—it’s a document that outlines the standards a product has been tested for. Below, you’ll find a sample certificate 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.