There’s now a local outlet to authenticate and check the purity of botanical ingredients via the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory through the N.C. Arboretum and Bent Creek Institute.
A nonprofit quality testing services network, the laboratory will begin offering routine botanical identity, purity, and phytochemical composition testing of botanical ingredients.
This will be part of a network of nonprofit testing laboratories in North Carolina.
The network will serve a variety of clients in academia, public non-governmental organizations and private industry supply chains seeking to verify the integrity of their botanical ingredients.
Bent Creek Institute will receive, qualify and blind all botanical samples using a secure and private Internet-based sample submission and tracking system and issue all final certificates of analysis to clients.