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, Illinois, Michigan and Hawaii, our company adheres to state-regulated testing protocol. In California, Kiva’s standards are in accordance with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and California Dept. of Public Health. 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
• Heavy Metals

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 over 150 pesticides in the state of California.

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, Petra Mints, Camino Gummies are free from harmful pesticides, contain the correct amount of THC, and are safe and ready to enjoy.

Clean Certified

Every batch Kiva produces comes with a state-compliant certificate of analysis (COA), a document that outlines the standards a product has been tested for. Care to see the certificate of analysis for a particular product? No problem. Your local Kiva-carrying retailer can provide this document, or you can email us at info@kivaconfections.com with your product, flavor, and its batch number. The batch number is an eight 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 back of your Camino. Our team will be happy to respond in a timely manner. If you have any feedback on your product that you'd like to share with us, please email us at feedback@kivaconfections.com.

Want more information on California's testing standards? Check out this helpful chart. All Kiva product manufatured before Dec. 31, 2018 has undergone Phase II testing as mandated by the BCC, while all Kiva manufactured products manufactured after Jan. 1, 2019 will be tested under Phase III testing. 

Thank you for choosing Kiva Confections.