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Additional CBD products accepted to list

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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced almost 2,500 new CBD products have been added to the public list.

The CBD public list shows which products on the market have a credible application for authorisation with the FSA. The new 2,446 are in addition to the 3,536 CBD products currently on the list.

The publication of the list on March 31 hastened the submission of crucial evidence to the FSA. The FSA, it said, has therefore taken the step to update the list. It said in a statement that 1,700 new products added to the list relate to applications which had been submitted to the FSA prior to the March 31 deadline, but which required further evidence from businesses to ensure the products met the public list criteria before they could be added. Around 700 products have been added to correct a clerical error.

This is one of two updates that the FSA previously announced it would be doing before June 30, 2022. After this date, no new products will be added to the list.

Rebecca Sudworth, Director of Policy at the FSA, commented: “Compiling the public list has been a huge undertaking. Most additions to the public list are because businesses did not supply us with the correct information before March 31. We apologise for the small number of omissions from the original list that were the result of clerical errors. These products have now been added.
“We are urging any CBD businesses with evidence they have that links their products to credible applications to send it to us as soon as possible, but no later than May 26, 2022 for consideration. We will not be accepting evidence for products to be included on the public list after this date. Businesses that wish to supply evidence for their products for possible inclusion on the public list can also provide evidence of studies they have commissioned, for example, toxicological studies. These can have been commissioned either before or after the deadline for applications in March 2021, and the evidence of commissioning must be submitted before 26 May.”

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