Media Coverage

[Food Manufacturer] CBD regulatory group opens EU office

Food Manufacturer reports on the opening of our Brussels office to allow us to continue working with partners on the continent to provide bespoke regulatory and compliance services, such as assisting with novel food applications to EFSA and lobbying efforts on behalf of our members within the European institutions.

[New Food Magazine] Everything you needed to know about CBD

Following an engaging discussion between three CBD experts brought to you by New Food, they revisit the trio as they answer some of the unanswered questions posed during the session. Featuring Chris Stubbs of GenCanna, Nathan Wogman of Taylor Mammon and ACI’s Shomi Malik.

[BBC Morning Live] CBD segment

BBC ran a 6 minute look at the UK CBD market. It features ACI’s Dr Parveen Bhatarah.

It is available on iPlayer and can been seen from 7 mins 17 seconds.

[Hemp Today] How to Enter UK’s €800 million CBD Market

The UK has the world’s most developed regulatory framework for legal cannabinoids. With a 2021 market estimated to be worth £690 million (€800M) it is the second largest in the world after the US. In this free white paper you’ll learn the requirements to enter this lucrative market.

[Cannavist] UK CBD market smashes expectations with £690m estimate

The UK CBD sector is predicted to generate £690 million in annual sales in 2021, according to a new report from two leading industry bodies.
The report from the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) and the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) was published this morning.

[Pharmacy Business Magazine] Industry body welcomes FSA update on CBD products

Pharmacy Business Magazine reports that the FSA updated the criteria for CBD products which can remain on sale from 1 April 2021. Previously, only products which were on sale at the time of the FSA’s announcement (13 February 2020) and were linked to an application which had been validated by 31 March 2021 were to be included.

[Analytical Cannabis] The UK’s Food Standards Agency Updates its CBD Novel Foods Criteria

Last February, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that all CBD businesses operating in England and Wales must have a novel foods application “validated” by March 31, 2021, or risk having their CBD oils, drinks, and treats “taken off the shelves.” Now, with just over two weeks left until the deadline, the FSA has clarified that all applications just have to be “submitted” by March 31, 2021.

[New Food Magazine] ACI submits CBD novel food application

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has submitted its novel food application on behalf of the members of its CBD Safety Study Consortium. The ACI has called this a pivotal milestone as its members have been working together to meet the compliance deadline set by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

[Canex] CBD Products to be Removed from Shelves as Novel Foods Deadline Looms

Despite the UK’s exit from the European Union and the end of the ‘transition period’ at the beginning of this year, it appears that the European Commission’s ruling on the novel status of CBD will stand. This means that all manufacturers and producers of CBD products in the UK will still be expected to have completed a Novel Foods application by the deadline later this year.