4th Party Tested
The primary mission of 4th Party Tested products is to provide consumer confidence in CBD products. The 4th Party Tested program confirms manufacturers packaging claims of cannabinoid content. This is achieved by cannabinoid verification through independent and precise testing of the final manufactured product. The founders of 4th Party Tested quickly identified the need for such testing after hearing customers’ concerns regarding product contents, varying State standards, and Federal and State regulations. The 4th Party logo assures retailers and customers that cannabinoid potency levels are confirmed in the product it endorses.
In order to be certified by the 4th Party Tested program, products must pass three categories of standards:
1) Meets packaging standards
2) Confirms the classification of CBD (Isolate, Broad-Spectrum, and Full-Spectrum)
3) Falls within margins for the precision of potency and presence of cannabinoids.
The 4th Party Tested program stays congruent with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) guidelines for standards of packaging and labeling as set forth by the state of Oregon. The ODA is known to be an icon in the industry for quality standards.
When the Farm Bill of 2018 was passed, it was speculated that the new CBD market would exceed $20 billion in the United States alone. With the rapid expansion of the Hemp and CBD industry, it is necessary to differentiate companies with high standards from those without. The 4th Party Tested program has identified that a surprising percentage of the products sampled through the independent state-certified testing facility have confirmed false THC and CBD label contents. With inconsistent state-to-state regulations, minimal Federal oversight, billions in profits at stake, and the lack of industry standards for testing and compliance, the range of integrity and quality of companies and products was foreseeable. Currently, manufacturers solicit and procure the services of a testing facility independently and often submit individual ingredient materials for testing rather than final products. These industry practices made it easy to identify the necessity for 4th Party Tested products. The 4th Party Tested program is based upon independent and precise testing of final products.