THE WHAT? The Food Standards Authority for England and Wales has released a list of CBD food products which have a credible application for authorisation with the FSA. Any products not on the list should be removed from sale.
THE DETAILS To bring the current market into compliance, the FSA asked the industry to submit applications for CBD products which were on sale on February 13, 2020. Those listed meet the criteria laid out by the FSA, namely that they were on the market at the time, an authorisation application was submitted before March 31, 2021 and that application has been validated or agreed that it is sufficiently progressing towards validation.
THE WHY? Following the death of 23-yar-old-woman after eating a ‘cannabis’ gummy in London last week, the FSA is keen to emphasize that novel foods, including CBD food products, must be authorised before they are put on the market to ensure that their safety has been independently assessed.