The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry has an in-house team of regulatory and compliance experts to guide you through the complex novel foods application process.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has given CBD companies a deadline of 31 March 2021 to have a validated novel food application for each of their products. After this date only products which have a validated novel foods application will be allowed to remain on the market.
Building a credible novel foods dossier from scratch is a great undertaking. To take this on in-house would require hiring highly-qualified expertise with a background in regulatory affairs and experience in creating novel foods applications. This would not be an efficient use of your company funds. A more effective route would be to join The ACI and allow our team of dedicated experts to help you compile your scientific dossier. Once validated this CBD novel foods dossier will ensure you keep your products on the shelves after FSA’s deadline of 31 March 2021.
Creating a novel foods application is not just a case of filling out an online form, it is complex. There are many data points to generate to compile your scientific dossier. The ACI know what is required to create a credible scientific dossier for your CBD novel foods application and will help guide you through the process.
The ACI provide consultancy services to all our members to help them understand what data is required and why. We can also help you understand what data you have and how to effectively present it in your submission. As part of the process we will help you identify what data you are missing. We’ll help you understand the most efficient way for you to generate this data and give you an idea of how long it will take.
Your company and your products are unique. This adds to the complexity of building a novel foods scientific dossier. There is no template that you can simply pick up and follow. Our experts will work with you to identify exactly what you will need to do. We’ll provide you a personalised project report including a timeline and milestones to ensure you do what you need to do, on time, to be legally compliant and shelf ready come 1 April 2021. This personalised report for your product portfolio will help ensure your position in the UK market is protected.
Costs and timescales depend on your product. It may cost as little as £20,000 for a simple preparation (using a raw material that has a novel foods validation) or it could cost as much as £350,000 (or more) for complex products that require a full novel foods application.
The ACI have produced a timeline that can give you an approximation on how long it will take to gather the data to build a credible CBD novel foods application. Some data gathering exercises may take as little as 2-3 weeks whilst some can take up to 9 months. They can be produced in parallel, but companies must be mindful of the more time consuming data gathering to ensure they have a full application ready for the deadline. The ACI will work with you to ensure you know what needs to be completed and when.
The ACI have identified the best in the business when it comes to partners for the stability testing, product testing and toxicology expertise you will need to compile your dossier. We have negotiated special rates for our members. You will not only save time in identifying who to work with but also money when it comes to the final invoices.
The ACI can guide you on all things necessary to generating a successful novel foods application. These include, stability data protocols, specification controls, supply chain visibility, HACCP, GACP and other critical control points.
We can also provide an overall risk assessment and risk mitigation plan guidance.
Complete the form below to arrange an initial consultancy session with The ACI experts who will produce a CBD novel foods report tailored to your company (including cost estimation, timeline and milestones).
The ACI will make your complex CBD novel foods scientific dossier application simple.