UK’s Food and Standard Agency (FSA) Say They Have Approved Over 12K CBD Products

UK’s Food and Standard Agency (FSA) Say They Have Approved Over 12K CBD Products
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Nutrition Insight reports 01 Jul 2022 — The UK’s Food and Standard Agency (FSA) has reached a “milestone” after authorizing almost 12,000 cannabinoid (CBD) products to its public list of items that can be marketed in England and Wales. “The list brings clarity for consumers and retailers and confidence that the industry is engaging and investing in long-overdue product safety regulation,” Steve Moore, founder, Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), tells NutritionInsight. “It is an indication that the UK is moving faster than the EU and US at advancing safety regulation.” Market approvalThe list serves as a safety indicator for both consumers and industry. In March, FSA published a list of CBD products permitted for sale, containing some 3,500 companies. The number has since jumped to 12,000 though further requests to have products put on the public list or evidence sent are no longer being accepted. ‘We have seen the list grow considerably since March when we first published it,” says Rebecca Sudworth, director of policy, FSA. “The publication of the initial list prompted several companies to come forward with new evidence linking large numbers of individual products to existing applications. So we made a final call for evidence to support businesses in achieving compliance for their products.” Only CBD products featured on the FSA’s list have been greenlighted to stay on the market, in line with the UK’s novel food requirements. “We think it is important we get this right, and it is encouraging that so many companies want to get their CBD products on the path to authorisation,” Sudworth adds. Industry “milestone” Businesses can continue to apply for authorisation of CBD food products however, new applications will not be eligible for the public list and should not be put on sale until they have been authorized, Sudworth specifies. Moore explains…

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