Costa Mesa, CA—Alkemist Labs, based here, has a new tool available for retailers at can download a free botanical testing fact sheet called the Retailer Product Testing Guide, which will help buyers ask manufacturers questions about their product testing.

“This is a checklist you can use when speaking with supplement company reps about the quality and testing rigor that goes into the brand’s products,” the company states. “Use it to do your part in ensuring testing transparency from ingredient source to retail shelf.”

The guide suggests how retailers can talk to manufacturers about good manufacturing practices, their accreditations, ensuring raw materials identity/purity/strength, what companies do about out-of-spec results and more.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2015, (online 7/10/2015)