Cannabis Trade Group Threatens FSA With Legal Action As CBD Novel Food Row Intensifies
Cannabis trade association CannaPro is threatening legal action against the UK's Food Standards Agency for its response to moves by EU regulators to classify CBD as a novel Food. The FSA's handling of the situation is negatively impacting business, states CannaPro, which has warned the agency it will sue for damages.
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BREAKING NEWS: UK food regulator, FSA, has given CBD firms until the 31 March 2021 to submit valid novel food applications under new EU rules. FSA says it will not take products off shelves until then, but has also warned some consumers against taking CBD due to "potential adverse health effects."
Seeking to end the current impasse between regulators and the CBD industry, the Centre For Medicinal Cannabis is launching a quality charter for its members to put their products “on the path to regulatory compliance.”
The UK's cannabidiol market, which according to the Cannabis Trades Association is the largest in Europe, awaits clarification on the legal status of CBD-containing food supplements. Meanwhile, major retailers like Walgreen Boots Alliance are stepping into the space with branded products.