Novel Foods

[Video] CBD 2021: The UK Opportunity

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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 Navigator] ‘A Christmas wish come true’: CBD industry celebrates as EC resumes Novel Food applications

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More good news for the CBD industry. The European Commission has abandoned its plans to classify non-synthetic CBD a narcotic and resumed Novel Food applications for edible CBD products.

The move came after the European Court of Justice ruled that CBD is not a narcotic drug as it “does not appear to have any psychotropic effect or any harmful effect on human health”.​

Food Standards Scotland Clarifies Their CBD Position to ACI and Our Members

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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.

[Food Navigator] ‘A breakthrough for the market’: Europe’s highest court rules CBD is not a narcotic

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Europe’s CBD market is optimistic a ruling from the EU’s highest court not to classify the ingredient a narcotic – going against the European Commission’s shock preliminary view in July – will pave the way for Novel Food applications for CBD products to re-start.

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled CBD is not a narcotic drug as it “does not appear to have any psychotropic effect or any harmful effect on human health”.​

ACI Welcomes CJEU CBD Ruling

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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.