EFSA’s decision this week to stop the clock on 150 CBD (cannabidiol) Novel Food applications and publish a litany of ‘data gaps’ does not threaten thousands of on-market CBD products in the UK, its Food Standards Agency (FSA) has told NutraIngredients.
One of the UK’s biggest white label manufacturers, purely dedicated to CBD, believes the publication of the Food Standard’s Agency list will leave the market with a “pool of very vanilla products” and says it’s frustrating after the industry has moved...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a list of cannabinoid (CBD) products which can be sold to consumers, becoming the first country globally to regulate the market for orally consumed, safe legal cannabis extracts.
Up to 40 CBD (cannabinoid) companies have been contacted by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and told they have until 28 February to provide sufficient toxicology data or risk their products being removed from sale.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)’s chief executive is urging the CBD industry to market their products responsibly and has offered support to local authorities that need help with their enforcement efforts.
Treehouse Biotech has submitted a Novel Foods application to UK authorities for its Cannabidiol (CBD)-based ingredients in a move that signals the US firm’s intent to capture a slice of the UK’s burgeoning CBD market.
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has backtracked on its initial expectation for companies to make their novel foods applications at least five weeks in advance of the deadline and confirmed that it will accept applications up until March 31st, after receiving...
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has sought to clarify its position concerning the sale of CBD-related products, in a stance that clashes with the opinion set out by the UK Food Standards Authority (FSA).
The UK’s Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) is to conduct a new safety study that coincides with updated advice from the country’s Food Safety Agency that highlights a lack of research in this area.
With the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) setting 31 March 2021 as the deadline for firms to have validated novel foods application for its CBD products, how are firms responding to this challenge especially in the current climate?
The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has received clarification from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) regarding updated deadlines set for Cannabinoid (CBD) firms to apply for Novel Foods status.
The Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) is calling out the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) failure to support the Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp industry in meeting the Novel Foods application deadline during the coronavirus crisis.
British, European and international cannabidiol (CBD) players are throwing millions of euros at EU novel food dossiers to meet the UK’s recently issued 2021 sector ultimatum to clean up its act or clear off the market.
Cannabidiol (CBD) industry groups have welcomed new regulatory and precautionary advice by UK authorities highlighting its “clear trajectory towards developing a safe and legally compliant CBD industry.”
A row has erupted about the threat to scientific expertise available within the Food Standards Agency (FSA) caused by government budget cuts, which critics argue have left the agency seriously short of the skills it needs within its science and policy...
UK FSA: "We are working to clear the backlog as quickly as possible."
Research into the factors causing the growing overweight and obesity levels in the UK should inform the bulk of future commissioned research by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to experts reviewing the agency’s nutrition research portfolio.
A UK pressure group has challenged the Food Standards Agency (FSA)
over its concerns that food manufacturers may need to reduce folic
acid levels in certain foods if mandatory fortification of bread
and/or flour goes ahead.
The food industry across Europe needs to make a big effort to
reduce saturated fat in food regardless of whether national
agencies set targets - and it should not wait around for
governments to do all the awareness-raising with its...
Researchers at the UK Institute of Food Research have warned that
fortifying flour with folic acid may lead to a range of health
problems, a finding that calls into question the Food
Standard Agency's approval of the move earlier...
Milk that contains only one per cent fat can be used as an
ingredient in food products to help formulators reduce saturated
fat levels in line with guidance targets, says the FSA - advice
that could help stimulate a sector of the...
People on low incomes consume just as much unhealthy food and drink
as the general population, and so bad diets are the result of
personal choice, according to a study published by the UK
The decision by the UK's Food Standards Agency to recommend
mandatory fortification of either bread or flour with folic acid
has met with a positive response, both from the bakery industry and
Consumers must be able to make an informed choice about the
vitamins and minerals they consume in supplements and functional
foods, FSA stakeholders stressed at the first of two meetings to
help the agency formulate a response to...
Excellent though it could have been for sales, the UK's Food
Standards Agency will not be recommending omega-3 and vitamin and
mineral supplements for all school children as a result of a review
of studies investigating the effect...
Food industry pressure over nutrition labelling has begun to pay
off as the UK Food Standards Agency launches a consultation for the
final stage in its simple signposting project using guideline daily
amounts as one of two central...
The British arm of Nestlé has become the latest food producer to
revamp its nutrition labels, yet the country's food industry is on
rocky ground by entrenching its support for guideline daily amounts
against the government's...
Traffic light labelling would be a primitive, unworkable and
pointless way of highlighting unhealthy foods according to the UK
food industry, speaking in reaction to the newly published
government policy paper on public health. Chris...
A survey of infant formula by the UK's food watchdog finds levels
of harmful chemicals, dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) in infant formula have fallen significantly over
the past five years and are generally...
Doses above 1000mg of vitamin C and more than 1500mg daily of
calcium could cause serious health effects, says a new report
commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency. The FSA advice,
which also proposes a ban on weight loss...