German courts confirm sales bans on CBD containing food

German courts confirm sales bans on CBD containing food

According to the latest version of the EU Novel Food Catalogue, EU regulators consider that CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements are classified as novel foods. The Novel Foods Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 defines as “novel” any food which has not been used for “human consumption” to a significant degree within the EU before May 1997. As a result, CBD-containing foods require an authorisation to be legally placed on the EU market according to Article 6 (2) of the Novel Foods Regulation. 16 December 2019 – Authored by:Eda Zhuleku   In Germany, the regional/district authorities are responsible for monitoring and assessing the marketability of food and issuing sales bans. Accordingly, CBD products might be restricted to varying degrees in the individual federal states. However, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) also states that CBD is not marketable in food in Germany without an authorisation. In addition, the German Federal Government seems to support the decision of the European Commission to mark CBD as novel food in the EU Novel Food Catalogue. As no novel food authorisations for CBD products have been issued in the EU so far, several German district administrations have imposed sales bans on CBD-containing foods and dietary supplements, which have recently been confirmed…

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