By Emily Ledger
Europe’s largest vertically integrated medical cannabis company, EMMAC Life Sciences Group, has gained validation from both the UK Food Standards Agency and the EU Food Safety Authority for its dossier on nature-identical CBD as a Novel Food.
The UK FSA has included in its updated Public List a number of EMMAC’s CBD products that are used in Blossom, MYO, and Canidol brands. All of these brands are manufactured by Rokshaw, EMMAC’s wholly-owned subsidiary.
CBD companies in the UK that have been active since the 13th of February 2020 were able to submit a Novel Foods application by the end of March, 2021. Only brands that have received validation from the FSA will be permitted to remain on sale in the UK. The FSA plans to update its Public List of products linked to a validated Novel Foods application on a weekly basis.
In a statement given on receiving its CBD brands validation, EMMAC CEO Antonio Costanzo, said:
“The FSA’s validation is an important milestone because it is another proof point that gives our customers peace of mind that they are purchasing safe and high-quality products. I’m proud of our team’s work in securing the legal requirement so quickly and advancing our position in the wellness market across the UK.”