EFSA reveals several areas of concern in novel food applications

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found several key areas of concern in novel food submissions it has received for CBD.   Among the areas of primary concern are missing information on applications and data gaps, which would support the evaluation of safety profiles, according to information shared during an EFSA-led webinar on 29 June.  […]

CBD in food: 12,000 products now pending authorisation as FSA releases final list

CBD in food

The Food Standards Agency has updated the public list of CBD products, adding an additional 6,000 products. This is the complete list of ingestible CBD products currently allowed to remain on the market, which have been linked to a credible novel foods application.    These are the only ingestible CBD products which can be sold […]

EFSA suspends novel food applications due to ‘data gaps and uncertainties’ 

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ‘stopped the clock’ on 19 novel food applications for CBD, pending new data. The EU authority says its scientists cannot currently establish the safety of CBD as a novel food due to data gaps and uncertainties about potential hazards related to CBD intake. The news follows the submission […]

Beyond the CBD list: Frequently asked questions.

A big question mark

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) published a list of permitted CBD products, and their manufacturers, on 31 March 2022. The emergence of the long awaited list has presented more questions to answer. We asked Laura Williamson, Technical Advisor to the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry, to clear up some of the biggest issues.  What led […]