US FDA ‘Punt’ On Hemp Rulemaking Frustrates, Confuses Supplement Industry
Industry trade groups say FDA decision against starting rulemaking for lawful use of hemp ingredients is not only overdue but failed to clear the air for businesses making or using the ingredients.
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All legislation introduced in Congress on establishing hemp as lawful dietary ingredient also would extend change to food ingredients. Two hemp derivatives among 12 ingredients on FDA’s first list of food ingredients unsafe for use in food.
Virginia Republican Morgan Griffith has same message for FDA he’s previously stated about hemp ingredients. Agency “has dragged its feet in properly regulating CBD and hemp-derived products on the market, creating confusion about its legal uses,” he says.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s independent experts note that CBD use in cosmetic products has increased since FDA first asked them to prioritize its review in 2020.