Brexit: Impact on CBD regulations
Updated: 13th February 2020
CBD in food and food supplements
On the 13th February 2020 the Food Standards Agency issued a press release on their position of CBD as a novel food. It appears from this and an email sent to industry interested parties that, despite the fact that the UK is no longer in the EU, the FSA have not moved on their position: they will honour the categorisation by the EU authorities and regard CBD as a novel food.
You can read about the FSA press release in our blog post here.
As there is no change to the view of the FSA our advice is unchanged too. The best way to ensure continuity of sales is for businesses to seek a novel food application or align with a manufacturer that have done so.
More information on the impact of Brexit on CBD regulation shall be provided in this section as it becomes available.
CBD in vape products, cosmetics and other categories
This section will be updated when information becomes available.