Root & Pestle prides itself in supplying kava products of unmatched quality.
Our processing facility is HACCP certified. HACCP is an independent organisation that provides a program for identifying and managing food safety-related risks and is recognised globally. HACCP analyses the control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material through production, handling, distribution, and consumption of the finished product.
Root & Pestle employs a full-time team, managing and maintaining our Food Safety Program. This provides our customers and regulatory agencies assurance that our products are of the highest standard and our food safety program is up to date and well managed.
Our commitment to quality
Root & Pestle boasts a state-of-the-art onsite laboratory Including, a modern microbial testing facility that enables our processing team the ability to identify potential processing issues and continually improve our processing techniques and methods. Also, our laboratory includes automated sample extraction machines and a UHPLC (Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography) which assists us in measuring the kavalactone profiles of every sample. This method is an extremely accurate way of identifying the chemotype as well as the purity and strength of our kava cultivars.
Commitment to our growers
For centuries, Kava has been the symbol of Vanuatu custom and national identity.
Therefore, we partner in business with the local farmers; we do not compete and grow our own kava. At Root & Pestle, we are passionate about the people of Vanuatu and always looking for opportunities to support our local community. Our single cultivar range has afforded local growers to value-add to their raw products based on the quality of their harvest and their cultivation skills as well as the opportunity to showcase cultivars that have been unique to their region and local customs.