UK: FSA Adds More CBD Products To List, Some ‘Removed,’ As Regulatory Chaos Continues

UK: FSA Adds More CBD Products To List, Some ‘Removed,’ As Regulatory Chaos Continues
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HBW Insight write.. Executive Summary The UK’s Food Standards Agency has added almost 2,500 products to its recently published cannabidiol list, and “removed” 34, meaning that they must be withdrawn from retail shelves immediately. Confusion remains, however, with the regulator’s  shadowy “active application” category conflicting with its advice to enforcers to start clamping down not just on products marked “removed” but also products not on the list. The UK’s Food Standards Agency has added almost 2,500 products to its recently published cannabidiol list, and “removed” 34, meaning that they must be withdrawn from retail shelves immediately. Among the latter are products using CBD from Dragonfly Biosciences Ltd – which stocks, among other retailers, pharmacy chain Boots’ and grocery multiple Tesco’s shelves – and brands like Jacob Hooy, which is the white label brand of the Holland & Barrett health food chain. Among the former is the US-based CBDfx, which claims to be the “second largest privately held CBD company in the world,” and whose Europe managing director Carlo Buckley shared on LinkedIn what it’s like to experience the FSA’s CBD regulation rollercoaster first hand. Contributing to the upheaval described by Buckley, the FSA recently issued a deadline to CBD suppliers to submit evidence that their products are “linked to a credible application and were on the market before February 2020” by 26 April. As part of this announcement, the FSA said it would update its CBD list twice before 30 June, with the first update “due very shortly.” The reason the FSA gave for these updates – which seem to contradict the finality of the list as published on the 31 March with its threat of enforcement against products not on the list – was that a number of companies had “come forward with new evidence linking large numbers of…

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