FDA Warns Five Companies for Illegally Selling CBD Food and Beverage Products

FDA Warns Five Companies for Illegally Selling CBD Food and Beverage Products
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<![CDATA[The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its latest batch of warning letters to five companies that the agency claims are illegally selling CBD food and beverage products.The FDA issued the warning letters to 11-11-11 Brands, Naturally Infused LLC, Newhere Inc dba CBDFX, Infusionz LLC and CBD American Shaman LLC, according to the agency’s Nov. 21 news release.“These companies are selling CBD-containing products that people may confuse for traditional foods or beverages, which may result in unintentional consumption or overconsumption of CBD,” FDA officials said in the release. “CBD-containing products in forms that are appealing to children, such as gummies, hard candies and cookies, are especially concerning.” The five warning letters, dated Nov. 16, also outline violations related to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, according to the release. These violations include the sale of unapproved CBD products that claim to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent diseases, as well as adding CBD to animal foods.Officials said in the release that CBD raises safety concerns, particularly with long-term use.“The FDA has not found adequate information showing how much CBD can be consumed, and for how long, before causing harm,” they said. “This is particularly true for vulnerable populations like children and those who are pregnant. People should be aware of the potential risks associated with the use of CBD products.”The FDA has requested responses from the companies that received the warning letters within 15 working days, according to the release. The responses must state now the companies will address the issues described in the letters or provide reasoning and supporting information to demonstrate why they think the products do not violate federal law.If the companies fail to respond to the warning letters, they could face legal action, including product seizure, according to the release.This is not the…

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