“Businesses need to submit, and have fully validated, novel food authorisation applications by 31 March 2021. After this date, only products for which the FSA has a valid application will be allowed to remain on the market.”

- Foods Standards Agency (FSA), February 2020

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The ACI is committed to the development of a legal, safe and regulated CBD market. A fundamental aspect of achieving this is ensuring that consumers have confidence in our products.

The key benchmarks for this are how many people express confidence in the efficacy of our products, and how many would be more likely to do so if there was better regulation.

In that context, the findings from our YouGov survey* are truly illuminating: they are a vindication of why we set up the ACI, launched the ACI charter and committed our members to working towards full novel foods authorisation and standardisation of analytical testing methodologies.

* Methodology: This survey has been conducted using an online interview administered to members of the YouGov Plc UK panel of 800,000+ individuals who have agreed to take part in surveys. Read More

20 May, 2020

FSA Clarifies ACI Questions Concerning CBD Novel Foods Applications

The ACI have received clarification from the FSA on several points concerning novel foods dossier applications that have been raised by our members.

14 May, 2020

The ACI Lays the Foundation for the Harmonisation of Cannabinoid Testing

The ACI announces high-level discussions with the Laboratory of Government Chemists (LGC) that will focus on the development of a cannabinoid testing methodology with a higher precision control, an essential step towards standardisation for the industry.

12 May, 2020

The ACI Announces CBD Novel Foods Symposium

2pm BST, Wednesday 27 May 2020

With the new novel foods regulation deadline looming this event will provide a unique opportunity to listen and engage with representatives of the UK’s regulator the Foods Standards Agency as well as industry experts from trading standards, toxicology, and the analytical testing and legal worlds.

28 May, 2020

[Nutra Ingredients] FSA provides clarity to ACI members’ CBD Novel Foods Queries.

THE ACI have received clarification from the Food Standards Agency regarding updated deadlines set for Cannabinoid firms to apply for Novel Foods.

21 May, 2020

[Health Europa] FSA provides clarification concerning CBD Novel Foods applications

The FSA clarified that several products may fall within the scope of a single CBD Novel Foods application, meaning that the finished product must be made with the applied for substance, for example, a CBD extract made by ‘X’ manufacturer, and that ‘the end use or presentation of the finished products is within the ‘uses’ identified by the application’, such as 5% CBD extract in oil.

21 May, 2020

[New Food Magazine] FSA clarifies CBD novel food application questions

Members from the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) recently raised questions regarding CBD novel food dossier applications in the UK, and the FSA has now responded to their questions in a Q&A.

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