News & Media


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.

In the Media

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.