NOVEL FOOD REGISTRATION | A PRECISE VIEW FROM ACROSS THE POND

Rod Kight from Kight Law concisely describes the Future of CBD in Europe and the UK

With several clients in the EU, Rod is well aware of the upheavals going, particularly with Novel Foods (both with the EU and the UK-specific issues) and the UN Convention on narcotics. His firm has written several blog articles on these issues. He also spoke in March in Ireland on Novel Foods as compared to the US regulatory scheme with the FDA. 

Below you will find articles his firm has written and interviews with the FSA and CannaConsultants organised with RASB Media of The CBD Show in LONDON that takes place at end of January 2020.

FSA INTERVIEW LINKS organised by the CannaConsultants and The CBD SHOW

Links to each session 
https://youtu.be/eTZoUIV_GQw   – Paul Tossell FSA Presentation
https://youtu.be/k1WSlK8Qoyo   – Paul Tossell FSA Q&A
https://youtu.be/wT6D2Yuhs14   – Frances Hill FSA Presentation
https://youtu.be/d9-lvyVdqUs      – Frances Hill FSA Q&A


TOPICS COVERED BY KIGHT LAW’s ARTICLES IN THE US

1- CBD AND THE NOVEL FOODS DIRECTIVE- AN INTRODUCTION

With the market for cannabidiol (CBD) rich products rapidly expanding in the United States and across the world, I am frequently asked by clients how they can distribute their CBD products in Europe. Unfortunately, the sale of CBD products in all European Union (EU) Member States is prohibited unless the CBD product has been authorized for sale following a risk assessment conducted under what is known as the Novel Foods Directive. This article is the first in a series of posts discussing the relationship between CBD products and Novel Foods, how they are authorized, and what you and your company can be doing in order to distribute your products in the EU.

2- NOVEL FOODS: VALIDATION AND THE UK DEADLINE

The UK has extended the deadline for obtaining validation of Novel Foods applications, creating a crucial opportunity for companies wanting to sell their products there

3- CBD AND THE NOVEL FOODS DIRECTIVE- AN INTRODUCTION

With the market for cannabidiol (CBD) rich products rapidly expanding in the United States and across the world, I am frequently asked by clients how they can distribute their CBD products in Europe. Unfortunately, the sale of CBD products in all European Union (EU) Member States is prohibited unless the CBD product has been authorized for sale following a risk assessment conducted under what is known as the Novel Foods Directive. This article is the first in a series of posts discussing the relationship between CBD products and Novel Foods, how they are authorized, and what you and your company can be doing in order to distribute your products in the EU

4- CBD AND THE NOVEL FOODS DOSSIER- A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW

This article focuses on the requirements for a Novel Food application, as well as some practical tips for ensuring the best chance of success should you choose to file a Novel Food application. As previously discussed here in their blog post about the Window of Opportunity related to Novel Foods in the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), a “validated” Novel Food application must be submitted to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) prior to March 31, 2021 in order for a product to lawfully be sold in the UK throughout the period of the risk assessment for the particular product or formula. There has been significant confusion as to what these applications consist of, what their format needs to be, and what type of information needs to be contained in the applications. (To read their other articles on the Novel Foods Directive as it applies to CBD, click here and here.)


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