CTA Position remains unchanged on Cannabidiol as a Novel Food
Following a meeting between the Cannabis Trades Association and the Food Standards Agency, the Board of Directors CTA release the following statement:
“After many phone calls with FSA the CTA finally met again on the 4th of March. In attendance were Alison Asquith and Karen Todd from the novel foods team. Tom Whettem, Mike Harlington and Robert Jappie (legal representative from Mackrell Turner Garrett) attended for the CTA.
“We feel it’s fair to say that the FSA seem to be quite misinformed around standard industry practices and accept that they are not conversant with how members products are manufactured. The general impression is the production of CBD oil is achieved through the addition of CBD isolate to a carrier oil. It was not previously understood that CBD oil is created using a full plant extract that is diluted.