The Hodges Review gauges public support for the UK’s ‘accidental’ cannabis sector

The main objective of the Hodges Review was to examine the current cannabis sector landscape and outline how best to support the safe and responsible growth – economic and social – of a sizeable and dynamic legal sector that is already established in the UK.  Despite the growth potential and dedication within the industry, the report […]

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.  […]

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

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 […]

Celebrating 3 years of Naturecan

Naturecan co-founders Paul and Andrew pictured

Naturecan, the UK CBD brand born out of Stockport, is celebrating three years in business. We caught up with some of the team to look back on the highlights of the company’s journey so far.  It all started with a lightbulb moment in 2018, when Naturecan co-founder Paul Finnegan had an idea to create CBD […]

Back on track: Swiss ingredients manufacturer Linnea reinstated on FSA’s CBD list 

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Linnea, the expert manufacturer of botanical extracts for the pharmaceutical industry, has had its novel foods application reinstated by the Food Standards Agency, following its removal from the list earlier this year.  Cannabinoid Insight understands the company was originally told its application had been validated, only for the FSA to later rule Linnea out due […]

FSA adds further 2,500 CBD products to the public list

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has added a further 2,500 CBD products to the register of products allowed to remain on the market for the time being.  This brings the total number of ingestible CBD products permitted for sale in England and Wales to 5,946 pending full market authorisation, while 35 have been removed. The […]

FSA issues final call for ingestible CBD products

26 may FSA issues final call

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a final call for ingestible CBD products to be added to the public list. The register of consumable CBD products was revealed on 31 March and comprises 3,536 products. Only those on the list have a credible application for authorisation with the FSA and as a result are […]

Beyond the CBD list: Frequently asked questions.

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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 […]