FSA issues final deadline to submit evidence of CBD products for approved public list

FSA issues final deadline to submit evidence of CBD products for approved public list
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The ramifications of the publication of the FSA’s Public List continue to affect the stock market this week, with the agency issuing a final appeal for evidence after various CBD companies presented the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with new data tying many products to applications. The FSA went on to say that this was an unanticipated development and that businesses should have presented such evidence far sooner. Now, businesses have until 26 May 2022 to prove that their products were on the market prior to February 2020 and are linked to a valid application. Many continue to criticise the FSA’s stance. Companies not included on the list face a real risk of losing money and gaining a bad reputation. The head of Legal Foods has gone so far as to say the list is “discriminatory and nonsensical.” Violation of the FSA’s novel foods guidelines A spokesman for the Center for Medicinal Cannabis says that a major concern is the rising number of stories regarding newly formulated and white labelled products coming onto the market since February 2020. Evidently, certain manufacturers deliberately provided services to businesses that were in violation of the FSA’s novel foods guidelines. Moreover, it is unclear whether the applicants who failed to submit plans for generating toxicological data have removed those products from the market. Companies who buy white label products are only now finding out and being asked for proof that they were on the market before the deadline, although the suppliers were fully aware that they weren’t. Which products can be added to the CBD list? Strictly CBD food products which meet the following criteria can be added to the list: Products that were on the market when the announcement was made on 13 February 2020 The FSA received an authorisation application for the products…

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