CBD products linked to a submitted, rather than validated, novel food application can now remain on the UK market after 31 March, according to new guidance from regulator the Food Standards Agency. But will this merely cause more confusion for final product manufacturers, retailers and consumers? CBD expert and Canna Consultants co-founder Stephen Oliver thinks so.
The UK Food Standards Agency has at the eleventh hour revised its cannabidiol food supplement rules, allowing any product on the market on 13 February 2020 and linked to a novel food application to remain on sale after the 31 March deadline.
This is a significant change from the FSA’s previous position, which required CBD products on the market on 13 February 2020 – the date that the agency announced the 31 March novel food deadline – to be linked to a validated, not just submitted, application by the end of this month.
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Source: HBW Insight