Once your product has been sorted, homogenized, and prepped, it is time for testing! Our testing process is as in-depth and thorough as it gets, with multiple types of machinery dedicated to each of the five tests we mentioned in the last article.
The first room that your sample will enter is called the GCMS room, where we test for pesticides. There are 66 pesticides that the California government requires to be tested, some of which can only be detected on the machines that we use. These pesticides that we test for are known to be harmful to the end user, and in order for your product to pass there must be a low enough traceability and in some cases even no detection. Suffice to say that our testing process for pesticides is very rigorous, but ensures the highest level of quality and safety for your consumers.
We’ve all heard of E. Coli and Salmonella, and all know how dangerous they can be to our health. The microbial room tests for exactly those contaminants and more. The biggest concern we have when testing for microbial contaminants is altering the sample due to negligence in the handling process, especially when using the sensitive and precise machines we use. These machines can run for up to 24 hours on a single batch so it’s important to use precaution. We have an automated liquid handler that prevents any contamination from being introduced to the sample.
As you can see, each testing room has their own specific requirements and machinery. The testing process can be very rigorous, but we dedicate ourselves to providing you with accurate results in a quick time frame to allow for you to go to market even faster. Continue reading our next article where we go more in depth on the next steps of the testing process.