The Vanuatu Bureau of Standards carries out kavalactone and microbial tests on dried kava samples for export in line with the Kava Act and the Food (Control) Regulation. The Kava Act promotes the export of noble kava.
Testing the kavalactone content using the Colorimetric method determines the quality of the kava, that is, whether the kava is noble or not. Microbial testing confirms the level of hygiene of the processing facility.
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