Caliva Labs was founded to provide in-house testing to ensure the quality, consistency, and safety of each product we produce or sell. While we are not a state certified testing facility, our in-house lab is staffed with a team of experienced scientists performing complex quality control (QC) procedures, experimenting with product formulations, and overseeing sophisticated data analysis. This entire process gives us an advantage as a company to provide consumers with a product that was created with their health and wellness in mind.
What Does Caliva Test For?
Caliva has one of the largest indoor grows in the United States which gives us the ability to test our flower from its early days. Director of Research Maya Kochman explains, “testing from the early stages of the plant allows us to collect the data to ensure a consistent grow cycle. We can also use this data to determine the manufacturing channel of the plant; if it has the potential for high THC, it will become one of our A-grade top selling flowers. If we find that it is not going to reach that level, we’ll channel it into our oil production.”
Kochman also explains that flower and Caliva oil undergo comprehensive for the following in-house:
- Cannabinoids (proficiency test PT) currently Caliva has the capability to analyze 13 different cannabinoids.
- Terpene analysis– currently Caliva has the capability to analyze more than 50 different Terpenes.
- Microbial testing – currently Caliva has the capability to detect different strains of Bacteria/yeast/mold.
- Pesticides- every batch of trim or extracted oil is sent out to 3rd party lab for pesticides analysis- soon Caliva will have also in-house technology to do that.
- Residual solvents– For extracted oil Caliva has the capability to detect residual solvents.
Why Does Product Consistency Matter?
Having onsite lab testing makes all the difference in the world when producing products on a large scale as Caliva does. That said, we do send our products out for additional third party testing and their state certification. Without in-house testing in early, mid, and final stages, our product runs the risk of inconsistency and risk not passing state certification.