FDA Warnings Target Companies US-Wide For Selling CBD Products That Violate Federal Law
CHART: The agency sent out 15 warning letters on 25 November, citing companies in 10 states for selling unapproved and misbranded CBD drug products in the guise of dietary supplements and cosmetics.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) represents an intriguing opportunity for cosmetics, without the statutory obstacles faced by food and dietary supplement companies. Cosmetics marketers are taking advantage, but the FDA’s recent warning letter blitz is a reminder that CBD-infused beauty products are bound by the same rules that apply to other cosmetics.
Seven of 10 CBD-containing supplement products tested in a lab did not contain the levels of CBD advertised on the label, says hemp, CBD and natural health product information publisher Remedy Reviews. Most products also were found to contain heavy metals.
The agency announces that it cannot conclude cannabidiol is GRAS, potentially heading off GRAS notifications and making NDI notifications a likelier future for CBD use in the supplement sector if any “lawful pathway” is to be found. In addition to a barrage of warning letters to marketers of CBD products, the FDA issued a stark warning to consumers about potential hazards.