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What is SōRSE?

SōRSE is a water-soluble emulsion technology for infusing cannabinoids and other functional ingredients in beverages, food items, and topicals. The SōRSE Technology team leverages its 150 years of food and beverage experience and 30+ employees in R&D to produce superior ingredient solutions with safe ingredients, stability, and seamless integration into production systems.

What product offerings are available?

Our suite of products deliver 12+ months stability, superior sensory, and seamless integration in CBD isolate or broad spectrum. You can also inquire about a custom formulation.
• Liquid Emulsion – Application: RTD beverages
• Standard Powder – Application: Food items stored in a dry fashion until ready to use (e.g. cookie/cake mixes or Jell-O powder)
• Agglomerated Powder – Application: RTM beverages (e.g. flavored tea sachet/stick-packs that are to be consumed in one sitting)

What services does SōRSE offer?

Our focus at SōRSE is providing water-soluble emulsion solutions for cannabis and other functional ingredients. However, we also offer formulation and production support, as well as product development, licensing, and white label services.

Where does SōRSE source CBD?

SōRSE supplies CBD as a finished emulsion using the CBD from the highest-rated suppliers in the United States. Working with SōRSE, our clients have access to our network of preferred suppliers.

Is SōRSE a co-packer?

We have a network of preferred co-manufacturers that our brand partners can leverage for production of their finished goods.

How does pricing work?

Pricing varies based on quantity, services required, and other factors. For the most accurate pricing, we suggest a discussion with our team to learn about the specifics of your project.

What safety, quality assurance, and testing standards does SōRSE require?

All of our products are manufactured using safe ingredients in facilities in compliance with food and beverage industry standards and regularly audited for quality assurance. We test inbound raw materials for solvent residues, potential THC presence, pesticide residues, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and pathogens, and we do not accept anything outside of specifications into our inventory. We also test all final SōRSE product to verify potency and quality.

What is the shelf life of the emulsion, and what is the typical shelf life in a finished good, assuming correct processing?

SōRSE has a stand-alone concentrate, and in a finished good, has a shelf life of over 12 months.

What regions is SōRSE currently operating in?

SōRSE emulsions are available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. For THC related projects, we offer SōRSE in Washington, California and Canada. However, we are rapidly expanding, and in dialog with customers and partners worldwide, so stay tuned!

Does SōRSE have GMP production standards?

Yes, all of SōRSE's products are manufactured in facilities in compliance with food and beverage industry standards, and regularly audited for quality assurance.

How and when does SōRSE get added to production?

SōRSE can be seamlessly integrated into any production process, whether small batch or commercial scale, similar to how any other ingredient or flavor would be incorporated. We work with our partners to identify the appropriate step in the production process for implementation.

Where does the FDA stand on CBD?

The FDA has not given GRAS status to CBD, so the FDA doesn’t view CBD as a food/beverage ingredient nor as a dietary supplement.
• There is NO evidence that the FDA is forbidding it in foods at this time.
• Warning letters sent are either for making false health claims or for economic fraud (e.g. label says 50mg CBD, but only 5mg are found after testing). No recent warning letters are telling food companies to stop using CBD in products.
• The FDA is looking for more specific information to prove that it IS safe.
Additional reference:https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announce-ments/fda-advances-work-related-cannabidiol-products-focus-protecting-pub-lic-health-providing-market

How is isolate created, and how is it different from full and broad spectrum?

The initial extract is a crude oil from dry plant material that includes all oil-soluble components including cannabinoids, terpenes, fats/oils, and chlorophyll. Suppliers distill the extract to get only pure CBD from the plant matter, referred to as isolate.

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