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, beverage, pet, nutra and cosmeceutical industries.
"KND Labs brings a high level of testing, safety, compliance and third-party certifications that our customers have come to expect from HFI,” said Jay Johnson, HFI COO. “The team at KND are leading industry standards within the hemp sector. 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 uses industry-leading methods to extract and formulate finished bulk ingredients, including those that are free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in its two state-of-the-art facilities in Lakewood and Arvada, CO.
KND 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), including Cosmetics EU GMP, and ISO 9001 safety certifications through SGS, KND is Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)-certified, Kosher certified and an approved supplier through the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Together, HFI and KND developed a program which provides a new level of pesticide testing beyond what is typical for the hemp industry.
“We are excited about our partnership with HFI and the alignment of our values and high standards for our ingredients,” said Nich Wilson, president of KND Labs. “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."