Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (“Charlotte’s Web” or the “Company”) (TSX: CWEB, OTCQX: CWBHF), the market leader in hemp-derived extract products, announced Feb. 20 its hemp-derived CBD supplements, topicals and tinctures for pets have been approved by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and the US Hemp Authority, two national organizations working to set standards for CPG supplements and hemp products.
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), a non-profit group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals throughout the country and the U.S. Hemp Authority™, an organization created for the purpose of helping create standardization and quality across the hemp industry.
The company’s full pet supplement line — which includes 12 SKUs for dogs spanning soft chews, topical balms, and flavored hemp oils — will now proudly don the NASC and US Hemp Authority seals on all packaging.
As the only full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD brand to comply with both the NASC Quality Seal program and the U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program, Charlotte’s Web is further validating to pet owners why it is known as The World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™.
Charlotte’s Web pet products will also now feature labels confirming Non-GMO, Grain-Free and USA Grown Hemp as part of the Company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, health and wellness, and sustainable farming practices.
The Company has been expanding its presence in the fast-growing pet CBD market, with its 12 SKU pet line experiencing 57% year-over-year revenue growth in Q3 2019.
“For canine owners, we understand that dogs aren’t just pets, they’re family. They deserve products you can trust.”
“Charlotte’s Web is committed to producing the safest and highest quality pet products. We are very proud that our edible pet products have earned a seal of approval from both the NASC and the US Hemp Authority.”Deanie Elsner, CEO of Charlotte’s Web.
In addition to the Company’s full-spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes, the company will also be adding other labels to its pet products, including grain-free and non-GMO.
Charlotte’s Web’s pet supplements are formulated with US-grown, full-spectrum hemp extract and are formulated with other functional ingredients to offer functional benefits, such as hip and joint support, calming and senior dog health.
According to Charlotte’s Web, the company’s hemp farming operations are currently transitioning from conventional to organic agricultural methods. As of February, it has achieved organic for 50% of its hemp fields.
Once the switch to organic farming is complete, the company said it will seek a USDA Organic certification for its products as well. Each of these products will display the NASC Quality Seal on their packaging.
The NASC Quality Seal enables consumers to make safe and empowered purchasing decisions when shopping for their pets. The seal is awarded only to manufacturers and suppliers that have successfully passed an NASC facility audit and comply with rigorous quality standards, including strict labeling requirements, real-time adverse event reporting, and random product testing by an independent lab.
Charlotte’s Web products also carry U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification, which requires meeting or exceeding stringent self-regulatory standards for Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and passing an annual third-party audit. The Program is designed to increase consumer and law enforcement confidence in hemp products being sold in the market today by designating them as safe and legal.
More about CBD Pet Products: