The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is set to release a public list of cannabinoid (CBD) products permitted for sale to consumers. Publication of the list is imminent
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), the trade body for the UK’s CBD sector, has developed an online resource designed to help consumers, retailers and health practitioners navigate upcoming regulatory changes.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is set to release a public list of cannabinoid (CBD) products permitted for sale to consumers. Publication of the list is imminent.
Only products on the list will be able to stay on the market, while those not included will have to be taken off sale. It is anticipated that trading standards officers will apply the rules immediately, which would mean companies that continue to sell unlisted CBD products will be putting themselves at risk of enforcement.
For more than 18 months, the FSA has been evaluating the safety of CBD products in line with the UK’s Novel Food requirements. This assessment process was accessible to any CBD product formulated for oral use that was on sale in the UK on or before 13 February 2020, with the deadline for applications fixed at 31 March 2021.
Steve Moore, ACI founder, said: “The FSA has put in a tremendous amount of work to assess the many applications made, including the super-dossier submitted by ACI on behalf of our members. A key concern will be helping people to find out quickly and easily if the CBD products they are purchasing or offering for sale are permitted and safe. ACI’s new website, UKCBDList.com, will be the definitive source of information for determining this.”