A list of CBD approved products published by FSA (Food Standards Agency, UK) has been published. This list contains CBD products linked to novel food applications. Thereby, the UK is the first country in the world regulating the market of safe, legal cannabis extracts for oral uptake. This FCA list is one important milestone towards a full approval which is expected in 2023 in the UK. Similar time lines count for European Union.
ingredientpharm is having high-level CBD additive solutions in the portfolio as intermediates for finished products. Formulation teams in cosmetics, food and feed industry might have a closer look on how easy it can be to boost existing products with CBD content.
External link to the list of CBD approved products: open external link.
Who is FSA?
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for food safety and food hygiene in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It works with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations and its staff work in meat plants to check the standards are being met. The FSA also has responsibility for labelling policy in Wales and Northern Ireland, and for nutrition policy in Northern Ireland. FSA is a non-ministerial department, supported by 7 agencies and public bodies. Source: Food Standards Agency – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Why a CBD approved products list?
Within the recent years, CBD containing products started as a new hype in food and cosmetic product solutions. Small-cap companies and one-man shows went to this unregulated market. Despite of that, product quality was in some cases not on highest priority for sellers, as the FDA showed in recent news:
- 26% of products contained less CBD than claimed on the label,
- 42% of products contained more CBD than claimed on the label,
- 20% included detecable levels of THC that could cause intoxication at children.
Source: J Am Med Assoc.