Mixing Food In Legislation Changing US FDA Cannabinoid Rules Could Choke Its Progress
Making lawful the use of hemp cannabinoids in supplements and food is a step in the right direction, but including food may doom it, say industry stakeholders. As well, CRN CEO Steve Mister notes FDA has stated reservations about using cannabinoids in food.
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Three years after similar warnings to make same impression, FDA warns five firms about using in food or beverage products CBD, the cannabinoid most commonly found in US, and delta-8 THC, a subject of ongoing discussion over whether it qualifies as hemp. One firm also warned about CBD in sunscreen.
Clarity needed to remove unlawful label for using hemp- and cannabis-derived ingredients in supplements and food available in US. Rejections of two CBD NDI notifications could sour other firms on complying with requirement for cannabinoids or other ingredients, says food and drug law attorney Kristi Wolff.
Rejection of two firms’ proposals for using hemp-derived CBD in supplement isn’t stirring US businesses selling CBD supplements to pull products from market. For one firm that filed an unsuccessful NDI notification for full-spectrum hemp extract CBD, FDA rejection was agenda item with numerous other business, regulatory and legislative developments in its latest quarter.