FDA Sends Warning Letters To Companies Selling CBD-Infused Foods And Beverages As Hemp Industry Awaits Regulations

FDA Sends Warning Letters To Companies Selling CBD-Infused Foods And Beverages As Hemp Industry Awaits Regulations
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to five companies that sell foods and beverages containing CBD—the agency’s latest stepped-up enforcement action that comes amid growing calls for a regulatory pathway for lawful marketing of the non-intoxicating cannabinoid. FDA didn’t specify why it targeted these particular five companies out of the many more that market similar cannabidiol-infused consumables, but it said that they sell products “that people may confuse for traditional foods or beverages which may result in unintentional consumption or overconsumption of CBD.” “CBD-containing products in forms that are appealing to children, such as gummies, hard candies and cookies, are especially concerning,” FDA said. FDA warns companies for illegally selling food and beverage products that contain #CBD. These CBD products in forms that are appealing to children, such as lollipops, gummies, and cookies, are especially concerning. https://t.co/bNVwItE3BU pic.twitter.com/pyR8GZRLbi — FDA FOOD (Ctr for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition) (@FDAfood) November 21, 2022 There does seem to be a common thread connecting most of the businesses that received warning letters, with four of them selling CBD-infused candies or gummies, but it’s unclear why these particular companies are being singled out. Plenty of hemp businesses started marketing such products across the country after the crop and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill. “Today’s warning letters also outline additional violations of the [Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act] Act, including that several of the companies are illegally selling unapproved CBD products that claim to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent various diseases, and adding CBD to animal foods, such as pet treats,” the agency said. “The FDA has requested responses from the companies within 15 working days stating how they will address the issues described in the warning letters or providing their reasoning and supporting information as…

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