The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK have changed the regulations in regards to CBD products and CBD Companies. These changes will come into effect from the 31st March 2021.
must submit valid novel food authorisation applications to the FSA by the 31st March otherwise their products will be taken off the shelves. These new regulations are to ensure that CBD products are meeting the highest standards. Until then, CBD products must be accurately labelled, safe to ingest and contain no illegal substances.
According to research done by the government’s Committee on Toxicity (COT), the FSA also advises pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people taking medications to not use or consume any CBD products. The FSA have also advised that adults should take no more than 70mg of CBD per day, which works out to be 7 drops of a 20% strength CBD oil bottle.
Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency, Emily Miles reiterated the point that CBD was widely available throughout the UK. But it was the FSA’s job to ensure that the products that are available are safe for people to take. The FSA are ensuring that no unauthorized CBD products are making its way onto shelves for the public to consume.
The licensing coming into effect doesn’t include cosmetic products. Stay tuned for our new CBD cosmetic range that will be released soon!
Food Standards Agency (FSA), 2020, Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers. Available at: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/news/food-standards-agency-sets-deadline-for-the-cbd-industry-and-provides-safety-advice-to-consumers#:~:text=The%20Food%20Standards%20Agency%20(FSA,valid%20novel%20food%20authorisation%20applications.&text=Healthy%20adults%20are%20also%20advised,CBD)%20unless%20under%20medical%20direction
Raymunt. M, 2020, UKs CBD market scrambles to prepare for March novel food deadline, Hemp Industry Daily. Available at: https://hempindustrydaily.com/uks-cbd-market-scrambles-to-prepare-for-march-novel-food-deadline/