Kosher-certified cannabinoids for food and beverages
By Bakers Journal
In support of industry demand for hemp cannabinoid ingredients, Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) announced a strategic supply partnership with KND Labs, the producer of high-quality domestic hemp-derived cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG and CBN.
Backed by advanced food safety and quality certifications, the partnership offers clean label extraction, transparent third-party testing and grower-direct supply assurance to the food and beverage industries.
According to Jay Johnson, HFI COO in a press release, “KND Labs brings a high level of testing, safety, compliance and third-party certifications that our customers have come to expect from HFI. The team at KND are leading industry standards within the hemp sector.” Added Johnson, “we were very intentional in identifying an experienced strategic supply partner that shares our commitment to the industry and helping us to realize our mission of nourishing lives with healthy ingredients.”
KND carefully extracts and formulates premium quality, finished bulk ingredients, including those that are free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-free) in its two facilities in Lakewood and Arvada, Colorado. It also manages the manufacturing process of its hemp-derived ingredients by extracting specific cannabinoid profiles to produce CBD, CBG and the isolation of other hemp-derived cannabinoids in a variety of forms including powdered isolate, distillate oils and liquid and powder water-soluble products. KND offers custom formulations with batch consistency for various cannabinoid profiles to meet customers’ requirements.
In addition to holding cGMPs (111 and 117) and ISO 9001 safety certifications through SGS, KND is API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and Kosher certified. Together, HFI and KND developed a program which provides a new level of pesticide testing beyond what is typical for the hemp industry.
Nich Wilson, president of KND Labs, adds, “we are excited about our partnership with HFI and the alignment of our values and high standards for our ingredients. Through our mutual partnership, we look forward to working together to meet the increased demand for hemp cannabinoid ingredients while driving the evolving industry forward with our enhanced quality program and capabilities.”