Following a successful meeting with the Foods Standards Agency in November, some reassuring news has been released that provides clarity on the sale of Cannabis related goods in the UK.
On the 15th November 2019 the Cannabis Trades Association (CTA), led by CTA Director Tom Whettem (CEO – British Cannabis®), met with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) at their London HQ to discuss the ongoing issue of the Novel Foods Regulations and CBD. The primary objective of the meeting was to provide further clarity on the ongoing situation around novel foods, given that no official statement having been made by the FSA for nearly 11 months.
The meeting did provide clarity and great assurance to the members of the CTA and to the industry, as a whole.
The FSA confirmed that:
This is where the route the CTA is taking differs from the route pursued by other trade bodies that have recently entered the industry. The CTA will reach a determination of the novel status without any admission of guilt until the determination is made.
A more developed report on this meeting, including clarifications on enforcement action and the doubtful evidence supporting it, is available here.
From Tom Whettem – CTA founder & Compliance Director