British Cannabis, registered as CBD Health Foods Ltd, has received confirmation from the Food Standards Agency UK (FSA) that its cannabis-derived products will remain on the market.
On Thursday 13th January 2022, the FSA confirmed via emails to British Cannabis CEO, Thomas Whettem, the evidence submitted by the company, spanning more than 3,000 products “has been checked and is sufficient” and that “the public list will be amended to reflect these changes”.
The company’s own-brand products, as well as more than 150 other brands the company manufactures for, will remain on the UK market. Meanwhile, it’s reportedly speculated a number of other products will be removed from shelves by Trading Standards. This process will begin once the FSA public lists are updated later in 2022.
Robert Jappie, partner at legal firm Ince and cannabis industry lawyer said: “I’m delighted that British Cannabis has received a positive response from the FSA to their Novel Food submission. Admission of British Cannabis’ products to the compliance registers confirms the company’s position at the forefront of the U.K. CBD industry. Novel Food compliance should now provide a platform for the sector to build on its fantastic success to date.”
Throughout the last 18 months, the company has worked to ensure the long-term continuity of its cannabis-based food supplements in the UK.
The company’s products use 100% Cannabis sativa L., naturally derived formulas, thus they contain the plant phytochemicals found in cannabis, whilst also being 0% THC, meaning that they will not cause a “high”. The supplements are also free from other controlled cannabinoids, the company says.
British Cannabis’ CEO, Thomas Whettem, said: “Confirmation directly from the Food Standards Agency, that BRITISH CANNABIS will be the first manufacturer in the world to have cannabis-derived consumer products ratified by the UK government, is yet another monumental breakthrough in our history. For years we have not just pioneered change in this industry but strived to set the bar when it comes to compliance, safety and the simple dedication to excellence we have had since day one.”