True Terpenes is an Oregon-based brand that provides custom terpene blends that meet compliance and quality standards. The products are formulated through detailed plant analysis and extensive on-site research and development. trueterpenes.com
The company recently issued a press release on Yahoo Finance! In which it reported that its Chief Science Officer David Heldreth will represent the company at and Food and Drug Administration hearing scheduled on May 31, 2019. According to the press release, the purpose of the public hearing, in light of its move to exercise its authority to research a new regulatory framework for hemp products and CBD, is to gather scientific data and information concerning the manufacturing, safety, product quality, labeling and sale of cannabis-derived compounds.
Heldreth hopes that his testimony will be able to educate the FDA concerning how hemp is processed for terpenes, their safety as food items, and adherence to manufacturing standards to ensure public safety. He stated in the press release,
“Steam distillation is a common technique that has been used for botanical extraction for thousands of years. We recognize the FDA has concerns about cannabinoid extractions. The beauty with steam distillation is that it does not extract the heavier cannabinoids, but can extract terpenes from hemp for use in food, drink or industrial uses.”
He also referred to the True Grade system devised by True Terpenes. The system serves as a model standard that the industry could adopt to promote consumer safety. Further, the company takes a strict approach to regulation from each state, which has its own regulations. This ensures that the company’s products are able to meet every state’s standards and that the formulas are safe and compliant.