On 31 March 2021, guidelines set by the UK Foods Standards Agency (FSA) will come into effect and transform the CBD market, which is projected to be worth £1billion by 2025. In this 9 minutes long video you will learn from the experts in this space.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) clarified their position in relation to CBD in food products to the ACI. They emphasised, from a legal perspective, ingredients which are classified as novel foods are not permissible on the market until they have a full novel foods authorisation. However, they support a proportionate response by local authorities based on a companies commitment to gaining novel foods authorisation.
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) finished 2020 on a high note with over 200 delegates from around the world attending our virtual event “CBD 2021: The UK Opportunity” which took place on Wednesday 9 December.
The ACI welcomes today’s ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which marks a landmark day for the CBD industry.
The ACI is pleased to announce an additional new hire to enable us to meet the demand from CBD companies seeking guidance from our Regulatory Consultancy Team to finalise their novel foods applications.
A year ago, the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) was launched by a group of cannabinoid enthusiasts and experts. Here’s a few highlights, of the many significant achievements, we have made within the cannabinoid space in our first year.
The ACI welcomes the recent clarifications from The Advisory Council for Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) relating to the data requirements for CBD novel foods applications. The ACNFP, who are an advisory committee to the FSA, highlighted the following key points, which emphasise the importance of ACI’s consortium approach to generating this data.
ACI Announce Landmark Safety Study Consortium as Regulator Clarifies Toxicology Requirements for Novel Foods
Today the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI), in partnership with Advanced Development and Safety Laboratory (ADSL), is announcing the launch of a landmark study with a consortium of CBD companies who are together committed to building a sustainable, safe and fully compliant industry in the UK.
The ACI today welcomes the guidance issued by the Food Standards Agency today which fully validates our consortium approach to generating toxicology safety study data for novel foods applications for CBD in line with the requirements of the Government Committee on Toxicity.
Critical novel foods update: FSA Confirms that Valid CBD Novel Foods Applications Must Include Toxicology Safety Study Data
With just 6 months remaining, for CBD companies to have a valid novel foods application for each of their products, the ACI has received confirmation from the FSA that these dossiers must include toxicology safety study data and literature-based information is not sufficient.