In February 2020 the UK Food Standards Agency set out a new deadline for the CBD industry to apply for European Union safety evaluations known as a “novel foods authorisation” and also provided consumption guidelines to consumers. They set a deadline for all products on the market prior to 13 February 2020 to submit a novel foods application to them by 31 March 2021.

Products that were not on the market prior to 13 February 2021 require a full novel foods authorisation from the FSA to be sold in the UK.

To assist our members in producing the necessary scientific dossiers for their novel foods applications ACI launched a CBD safety study to generate the required data. The novel foods dossiers linked to this study were submitted on 16 February 2021.

The data generated through this study can help your company enter the lucrative UK and European markets.