FDA Warns About Marijuana-Infused Copycat Foods Leading To Accidental THC Consumption

FDA Warns About Marijuana-Infused Copycat Foods Leading To Accidental THC Consumption
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about marijuana-infused copycat food products that resemble popular brands and the risks of accidentally ingesting THC, particularly for children. In a safety advisory released on Friday, the agency said it is aware of reports that people are inadvertently eating cannabis edibles that look like common cereals and candies but actually contain THC. Unknowingly eating the products could “lead to serious adverse events, especially in children,” it said. “The FDA is aware of reports of copycat products packaged to look like Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Nerds Ropes, Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, and Trix, among others,” the notice says. Some THC edible products are designed to mimic well-known brands by using similar names, logos or pictures on their packaging. These copycats are easily mistaken for popular foods that appeal to children. Always keep products like these in a safe place & out of reach of children. https://t.co/vSI9sqBt6G — Dr. Janet Woodcock (@DrWoodcockFDA) May 13, 2022 Several major companies—including Pepsi, General Mills and Kellogg—recently raised concerns about the misleading marketing trend in a letter to congressional lawmakers, requesting action to address the copycats. Beyond issuing the safety advisory, FDA said it is “actively working with federal and state partners to further address the concerns related to these products and monitoring the market for adverse events, product complaints, and other emerging cannabis-derived products of potential concern.” From January 2021 through April 24, 2022, we received more than 100 adverse event reports related to children and adults who consumed edible products containing THC. — U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) May 13, 2022 The agency said that it’s aware of “multiple media reports” about people accidentally consuming marijuana products, and the agency has separately received more than 100 adverse event reports concerning THC…

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