As the modern culinary culture of food products which are produced with traditional Chinese medicine is getting popular nowadays, the safety issue of herb has raised grave concerns over the impact of health care and treatments.
The integration of “Herbal Tracing Platform”, authenticated source management of Chinese herbs, and the QC laboratory which has double international certifications (ISO 17025/TAF and TFDA Drug and Cosmetic Laboratory certification), has accomplished a complete management system of Chinese herbs, to control the safety and quality.
1. Authenticated herbs – There are 95% of Chinese herbs come from China. Due to the climate change in recent years, the quality of Chinese herbs is not stable nowadays. Ko Da has the professional ability in confirming the species identification. Ko Da uses the Pharmacopoeia of People’s Republic of China as the reference standard and many QC tests (eg. species authentication, TLC, etc.) by which to determine the correct species.
2. Selecting the herb origin – Prior to acquisition each herb purchased by Ko Da, it undergoes environmental assessment, sample testing, and thorough examinations to ensure the quality of herbs. The source herbal materials are then obtained from the qualified private growers and suppliers whose products meet our strict quality specifications. We secure the planting quality by maintaining long term relationships with our suppliers and regularly purchasing qualifying crops from them.
3. Safety & quality control – Ko Da ensures the safety and quality of herb products by advanced analytical equipments and quality control tests which include Sulfur Dioxide detection, Aristolochic Acid detection, heavy metal, Pesticide Residuals detection, Microbiological testing, etc.
Chinese medicine sector has always been considered as a traditional industry, however, the integration of safe inspection information and intelligence technology of QR Code has given the convenience and transparency for our customers.