EFSA reveals several areas of concern in novel food applications

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.  […]

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 […]

An introduction to terpenes

What are terpenes? Where do they come from? What are the main types and why are they important? In this introduction to terpenes, we look at some of the research behind these minor phytochemicals with big potential, and we get the opinion of a hemp cultivator in the Channel Islands. What are terpenes? These are […]

Can CBD put a pin in hair loss? We asked a scientist

Finding an effective cure for baldness or hair loss has always been a hot topic of study. Following a growing interest in cannabis-based products for hair loss, we asked Isabel Litwin-Davies, senior researcher at Britannia Life Sciences to investigate. According to the US National Library of Medicine, more than 50% of men over the age […]

Planning to attend a CBD expo this year? 5 trade shows in the UK to add to your calendar

CBD expos are making a comeback in 2022 as the business world bounces back following two consecutive years of cancellations.  One popular exhibition centre in London was even converted into an NHS Nightingale hospital, providing essential support to the healthcare system in the capital at the height of the health emergency.  From choosing the right […]

How safe is CBD?

Widely available in an array of formats across the wellness category, the rise of this hemp extract in consumer products begs the question – how safe is CBD? Years of consumption of CBD have provided a wealth of information about safety. – Toxicology expert, Dr Paul Duffy Skincare and cosmetics When it comes to applying […]

How to train a workforce in CBD

Often used as a weapon against misinformation by CBD brands, education is an essential tool in combatting years of erroneous claims about the cannabis plant.  From the endocannabinoid system to manufacturing practices, unique selling points and getting that retail pitch perfect – CBD can present a never-ending learning curve for those new to this arena. […]