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Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers

13th February 2020


Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers

Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers.

The FSA has set a deadline for CBD businesses to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. It also advises vulnerable groups not to take CBD, and healthy adults to take no more than 70mg a day.

You can read the full article HERE


The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is giving the CBD industry a deadline of 31 March 2021 to submit valid novel food authorisation applications. After 31 March next year, only products which have submitted a valid application will be allowed to remain on the market. The authorisation process ensures novel foods meet legal standards, including on safety and content.

Local authorities enforce the novel food legislation. They have been advised that businesses should be able to sell their existing CBD products during this time provided they are not incorrectly labelled, are not unsafe to eat and do not contain substances that fall under drugs legislation

 

Food Labelling Services comments:

Untill we have further clarity from the FSA, we are unable to handle products containing CBD. Once we have guidance from the FSA, and the novel food status is confirmed, we will be pleased to advise.



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