In Year Made Unusual By COVID-19, Still More Unusual Consumer Health Claims Surface In US
An ultraviolet lamp marketer was dinged by industry self-regulation for COVID-19 claims; the largest US natural food grocery chain had one too many undeclared allergens for the FDA's liking; and warnings note cannabidiol-containing eye drops, nasal sprays and inhalers promoted with drug claims.
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Sen. Paul’s HEMP Act would raise from 0.3% to 1% the level of THC by dry weight in hemp under the 2018 farm bill. The bill also would require testing for THC levels in final products containing cannabinoids and other hemp-derived ingredients rather than within 15 days of harvest.
Four major trade organizations applauded the introduction of HR 8179, which would remove statutory impediments to CBD’s lawful use in dietary supplements, subjecting CBD to the same requirements in place for any new dietary ingredient. The Natural Products Association, on the other hand, is calling the bill a misstep.