KND Labs, a leading manufacturer of hemp-derived ingredients for human and animal products, has earned accreditation as a certified member supplier of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), the company has announced.
As an NASC Preferred Supplier, KND is recognized as a pre-qualified company whose products and services can be accepted without any additional vendor qualifications. This distinction allows the world’s largest pet brands, many of which are already sourcing from KND, to take comfort in their bulk CBD ingredient supplier.
“Being certified as one of the only NASC CBD suppliers in the world is a momentous step for KND Labs,” said Nich Wilson, president of KND. “We are committed to providing the safest and highest-quality CBD to our clients and recognition from the NASC further solidifies our mission. We are excited to continue championing regulation in the CBD space so its benefits can be enjoyed by humans and pets alike.”
"We are pleased to have KND Labs qualify for the NASC Preferred Supplier Program. NASC has incredibly high standards for its certifications, recognizing that quality products result from the highest-caliber raw materials,” said Bill Bookout, NASC President. “The health and well-being of animals are of utmost importance to us, and that is why we set the bar high for our trusted supply chain partners like KND Labs and their hemp-derived extracts."
In the fast-growing CBD pet space, KND continues to be at the forefront of certification and compliance regarding ingredients and prides itself on attention to detail to formulate heavily-certified products including bulk and customizable blends.
In addition to being cGMP 111 and 117 certified as well as Kosher certified, the NASC certification affirms KND’s commitment to safe, reliable and quality hemp-derived ingredients for pet products.
“At Green Gruff, ingredient sources are our highest priority. KND Labs not only boasts industry-leading certifications, but has been a tremendous partner as our supplier for CBD product offerings” said Jonathan Persofsky, CEO of Green Gruff. “KND works closely with our R&D team to create the best products for our customers’ pets.”
In its two state-of-the-art facilities in Lakewood, Colo. and Arvada, Colo., KND is focused on extracting quality, finished bulk ingredients for brands and manufacturers. KND is able to control 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 or powder water-soluble products.
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