Aug 24, 2021
ACS Laboratory Launches Tested Safe Certified Seal Program

ACS Laboratory, the largest testing facility in cannabis and hemp testing in the eastern U.S., has launched its proprietary and trademarked Tested Safe Certified Seal program.

ACS Laboratory’s Tested Safe Certified Safety Seal is a physical symbol that products passed the strictest testing guidelines in the U.S. by an award-winning medical-grade laboratory. Unlike a mandated QR code that links to a Certificate of Analysis (COA) with detailed test results, the Seal shows visual proof at a glance that consumers can trust a brand.

The trademarked Seal signifies that hemp or cannabis products are backed by verified test results at an ISO-accredited, DEA-registered facility; free from contaminants, pesticides, and solvents; accurately labeled; and safe to ingest.

“We developed the trademarked Tested Safe Certified Seal to provide consumers and patients with reassurance that their cannabis and hemp products are clean and safe to ingest,” said Roger Brown, president and founder of ACS Laboratory. “Factors ranging from manufacturing errors to false laboratory results have led to mislabeled products, negative headlines, and a breakdown of consumer confidence. Our mission to elevate industry standards and deliver accurate results.”

The American Cannabinoid Association has endorsed the program.

“The American Cannabinoid Association proudly endorses ACS Laboratory’s Tested Safe Certified Seal program,” stated Matthew Guenther, founder of The American Cannabinoid Association. “It is exciting to see our industry legally providing cannabis and cannabis-derived products on a commercial scale. As with any consumer product, safety and quality control remain our absolute priority. Thanks to the expertise and dedication of ACS Laboratory, cannabis retailers, wholesalers, law firms, law enforcement professionals and consumers can be certain that products containing this trademarked seal have been tested for quality assurance.”

ACS Laboratory developed a unique testing protocol and Certified Seal for each hemp and cannabis product. The Seal is not a generic icon; it is backed by a series of customized tests to match the strictest standards based on state and federal laws, as well as ACS Laboratory’s recommended tests to elevate industry standards.

To earn the Seal, cannabis and hemp companies send their products to ACS Laboratory for a full panel of recommended safety and potency tests. ACS Laboratory then notifies the company of the test results. Then, ACS Laboratory works with the company’s marketing team to publish the seals on their packaging, print materials, and digital platforms.

ACS Laboratory’s unparalleled lab testing scope of services include potency testing for 21 cannabinoids, 38 terpene profiles, 42 residual solvents, screening for 105 pesticides, moisture content, water activity, microbiology panels, heavy metals screening, flavonoid testing for 16 profiles, micronutrient testing, mycotoxins, Vitamin E acetate, shelf life & stability, plant regulators (PGRS), PAH testing, and Pharmacokinetic Studies (PK) aka human trials.

In an effort to elevate the cannabinoid industry and alert consumers, ACS Laboratory will only grant its Safety Seal to a product testing beyond potency for a full panel of tests.

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