The ACI Milestones

November 2020

The ACI marks our first year anniversary.

October 2020

  • The ACNFP, an advisory committee to the FSA, clarified key points relating to CBD novel food applications. This emphasises the importance of ACI’s consortium approach to generating safety data.

September 2020

  • Over 800 delegates attend the ACI’s “The Future of CBD in Grocery” webinar with The Grocer.
  • The ACI officially launches landmark Safety Study Consortium.
  • FSA confirms that valid CBD novel foods applications must include toxicology safety study data.

June 2020

  • ACI bolsters Regulatory and Compliance Unit with new hires.
  • ACI announces CBD Safety Study Consortium to generate data to assess the safety of CBD.

May 2020

  • ACI hosts virtual CBD Novel Foods Symposium.
  • ACI announces high-level discussions with the Laboratory of Government Chemists (LGC).

April 2020

March 2020

  • The ACI launches it’s CBD safety certification initiative.
  • A YouGov poll commissioned by The ACI demonstrates overwhelming support for recent FSA guidance concerning CBD.

February 2020

  • Committee On Toxicology (COT) release CBD update report.
  • The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) provides clear regulatory guidance for the UK CBD industry.

December 2019

  • The ACI commences Novels Foods applications for our members.

November 2019

October 2019

  • The CMC outline plans to undertake a comprehensive review of analytical testing for the UK cannabis industry
  • The CMC announces the formation of the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (The ACI). See background paper.

August 2019

  • The CMC announces partnership with the leading life-sciences regulatory services consultancy, Global Regulatory Services.
  • The CMC launches “Quality Charter” to put CBD industry on path to legal compliance.

July 2019

  • Committee On Toxicology (COT) scoping paper on the potential adverse effects of CBD products

June 2019

  • CMC released their groundbreaking market research and policy report “CBD in the UK”.

January 2019

  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) classifies all cannabinoids as unauthorised novel foods.

November 2018