CBD Lab Testing and The Law
Lab Testing was not legally required in the early days of the CBD industry. There were legitimate CBD companies selling real CBD products, but there were also CBD manufacturers who put hempseed oil in bottles and called it “CBD”. Unfortunately, plenty of them still exist on Amazon. To combat this fraud, legitimate CBD brands began employing third party laboratories to verify that their products contained actual CBD and ensured accurate dosage claims on the packaging.
In the interest of maintaining transparency for CBD manufacturers and ensuring consumer safety, CBD Lab testing requirements would later become law in many states. It’s worth noting that in order for a supplement like CBD to be FDA and GMP compliant, this material testing has always been required.
By 2019, more than half of the US states enacted legislation requiring CBD lab testing. Within the last 2 years, these requirements have become nearly universal. The laws specify that CBD and CBD products must undergo testing at state-approved, ISO-17025 certified labs.
The ISO-17025 certification is awarded by the International Organization for Standardization, an independent and respected auditing group. The 17025 certification in particular applies to “Testing and Calibration Laboratories”. Its purpose is to ensure a laboratory can operate competently and generate results that are consistent from batch to batch.
CBD Lab Testing is an opportunity for you to prove that your products are of the highest quality.
If you are a Private Label CBD or White Label CBD company, Beyond Botanicals can help you procure the testing necessary for commercial sales of your product. In fact, we even arrange for the tests to feature your logo and contact details so you can proudly claim your products meet the highest quality standards while remaining true to your branding.