Cannabidiol (CBD) products could soon be classified as ‘novel foods’ and will need European Food Safety Authority’s approval. This which could mean millions of people will be prevented from buying products despite the huge benefits they are seeing.
We want to keep CBD on the market as a food supplement with #SAVECBD, you can also sign the petition HERE:
If it gets to 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate in parliament but if the legislation goes through, we will be unable to sell cannabis edible products for up to 18 months.
Food Standards Agency recognizes CBD as “novel foods”
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has made a change recently to the EU Novel Food Catalogue that affects some CBD products.
This is due to the fact food businesses have not been able to show that there was a significant history of consumption of these products in food and food supplements prior to May 1997 in the EU.
They state that all foods must receive authorization before going to market, but under EU regulations, CBD products classed as ”novel foods” go through an extra layer of vigorous testing, including tests to ensure they contain the ingredients listed. CBD is slowly but surely being blocked in the EU one market after the other.
The FSA are considering the way forward in light of this clarification at EU level. They are meeting with relevant industry representative bodies, local authorities and other stakeholders to clarify how to achieve compliance in the marketplace in a proportionate manner.