FDA Warns Companies About CBD Products For ‘Food-Producing Animals’

FDA Warns Companies About CBD Products For ‘Food-Producing Animals’
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to four cannabis companies for allegedly making unsanctioned claims about the medical benefits of CBD products they’ve marketed for animals. The agency said that the cannabis items that are being “illegally” sold are considered “unapproved animal drugs” and have not been evaluated for safety or efficacy. While FDA said it’s concerned about the the lack of research into the effects of CBD for the animals themselves, it argued that there are also potential risks for people who consume things like milk, meat and eggs from animals that ingest the cannabinoid. The warning letters were sent to Free State Oils, Hope Botanicals, Plantacea LLC dba Kahm CBD and Kingdom Harvest. FDA has issued warning letters to 4 companies illegally selling unapproved and potentially unsafe CBD products that are intended for use in food-producing animals and people https://t.co/2omk6QuCL1 pic.twitter.com/u5SLnBfNXV — FDA CVM (@FDAanimalhealth) May 26, 2022 “While the FDA does not know the current extent of CBD use in food-producing animals, the agency is taking steps regarding these unapproved and potentially unsafe products now to help protect animals and the safety of the food supply,” it said in a notice on Thursday. Hemp and hemp-derived products containing no more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight were legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. But FDA has yet to enact regulations allowing for the marketing of such products in the human or animal food supply. The slow pace of FDA rulemaking on cannabinoid products has been a source of frustration for lawmakers and stakeholders. At a congressional hearing last week, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf recognized that his agency has not taken meaningful steps to regulate CBD products over the years since hemp was legalized, but he also put the onus on Congress to…

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