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What is SōRSE?

SōRSE is a patent-pending water-soluble emulsion technology for infusing oil-based functional ingredients including cannabinoids in beverages, food items, and topicals. The SōRSE Technology team leverages its 200+ 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 delivers up to 12 months’ stability, superior sensory, and seamless integration in CBD Isolate or Broad Spectrum.*
+Liquid – Ideal for RTD beverages as well as topicals – available in Hazy and Clear
+Powder – Ideal for baked goods and other food items
+Agglomerated Powder – Ideal for RTM beverages, such as stick-packs +Custom Emulsions
*Emulsion shelf life varies depending on type of emulsion selected in the product suite.

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 and technology licensing.

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?

SōRSE has a network of preferred co-manufacturers and co-packers 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 SōRSE products are manufactured using safe ingredients in facilities that comply with food and beverage industry standards and are regularly audited for quality assurance. We test inbound raw materials for solvent residues, potential THC presence, pesticide residues, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and pathogens. 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 emulsion in a finished good has a shelf life up to 12 months.* 
*Emulsion shelf life varies depending on type of emulsion selected in the product suite.

What regions is SōRSE currently operating in?

SōRSE emulsions are available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Colombia, China and Hong Kong. 
For THC-related projects, SōRSE is powering products in Canada and the US including Washington, California, Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Michigan, Arizona, and Illinois. However, we are rapidly expanding and in dialog with customers and partners worldwide, so stay tuned! 

Does SōRSE have GMP production standards?

Yes, all SōRSE products are manufactured in facilities that comply with food and beverage industry standards and are regularly audited for quality assurance. 

How and when does SōRSE get added to the production process?

SōRSE seamlessly integrates into any production process, whether small batch or commercial scale, like 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 is responsible for protecting consumers’ health by creating and implementing regulations that ensure ingredient safety and efficacy. Because the FDA has not granted GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status yet, it does not view CBD as a food/beverage ingredient nor as a dietary supplement. That said, there is no evidence that the FDA is currently forbidding CBD in foods. The FDA has sent warning letters to companies for products making false or inaccurate label claims (e.g., label says 50mg CBD, but only 5mg are found after testing). There have not been any cases of the FDA sending warning letters to food or beverage companies asking them to remove CBD from their products. The agency continues to evaluate CBD for ingestion in food and drug applications, and we fully support the FDA in this effort.

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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