Novel Foods Regulation Legislation

Novel Foods Regulation Legislation came into force on the 31st March 2021.

What does Novel Foods Regulation Legislation even mean?

Novel foods are foods which have not been widely consumed by people in the UK or European Union (EU) before May 1997 which basically means that the foods don’t have a history of consumption.  Therefore, by implication, any CBD product (as they are sold on the basis of being a Food Supplement) has to have been registered by the 31 March 2021.  This ruling applies to all CBD Oils/Tinctures, Lotions, Creams, Balms, Vaping, Water Soluble, basically any product which contains CBD that is ingested.  Companies supplying these products will have had to have submitted a Novel Food Authorisation Application by that date…. the underlying idea behind this new Regulation is that Novel Foods must be safe for consumption…a good idea for the consumer as potentially, over time, that will hit the Cowboys hard and there is a ‘herd‘ of them out there!
Basically it all depends on how quick the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are to clamp down on anyone selling novel foods that do not meet the standard of the new regulations after that date…

Enjoy CBD are fully compliant with the new Novel Foods Regulation Legislation…

As customers of Enjoy CBD you can be safe in the knowledge that every CBD product which Enjoy CBD sell online is fully compliant with the new Novel Foods Regulation Legislation and is registered with the FSA (Food Standards Agency), including complying with any governmental guidance moving forward…

Do Enjoy CBD Require a Licence to sell their products Online?

None of the products which Enjoy CBD sell online are subject to requiring a Licence.. we are only obliged to have all of the products that we sell registered with the FSA as of the 31st March 2021.  On the other hand, Medical CBD products MUST HAVE a product licence from the Government before they can be legally sold, supplied or even advertised in the UK.  All licensed CBD medical products have to meet safety, quality and efficacy standards to protect public health.  Medical CBD is different from the Food Supplement CBD in that Medical grade CBD contains large amounts of THC… THC stands for delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol which is a cannabinoid molecule in marijuana (cannabis) that is regarded as the psychoactive ingredient which causes people to feel high.  Let us reiterate that there is absolutely no THC in any of the products which Enjoy CBD sell Online…

Confused or confusing Novel Foods Regulation Legislation

We are all living longer thanks in part to the rigorous testing that has gone into the development of ‘food’ products over the years – before any food/drink product can appear on a shelf in your local supermarket it will have been subjected to a thorough testing regime to ensure that there are no nefarious additives which could be harmful to your health.  The system isn’t perfect, as we can all be testament to reacting to some content or other of a food product.  It is interesting that food allergies are much more common these days, and one could be suspicious that there is some additive or artificial colourant getting through the system that is responsible for these irritating reactions…

Taking a daily dose of CBD, as part of a healthy diet, helps to keep your body in balance.  There is an abundance of eminent scientific articles on the Internet that supports the benefits of taking CBD on a regular basis as part of a balanced diet.

Even though CBD is derived from the Cannabis plant, it is in fact derived from a cousin of the plant which most people associate with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound which can make you ‘High’.  Hemp is a specific variety called (C. Sativa) and contains more CBD than the cannabis producing plants which contain more THC which are (C. Indica), (C. Sativa) and (C. Ruderalis) – so it is the high yielding CBD containing Hemp plants (C. Sativa) that are used in the production of CBD oils/tinctures, lotions, creams, balms, water soluble and CBD infused foods..

Over the centuries Hemp has been used in the manufacture of lots of different products.  For example, the strongest ropes used in the shipping industry were made using industrial hemp and hemp has been traced back to Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the USA as he grew it himself apparently – although I doubt he grew it to make ropes!  Thousands of products have evolved over the years from the cultivation of the Hemp plant C. Sativa, from health foods to beauty products, clothing, construction materials and even biofuels – growing this high yielding crop has been a win win for both farmers and the environment…

So as far as the CBD Industry is concerned, knowing that Hemp plants contain more of the healthy CBD than their counterpart cousin the Marijuana version of the plant, manufacturers have quickly realised that by turning their fields over to planting the C. Sativa version of the plant, they can increase their profits exponentially… more potential products to sell equals more profitability down the line…and also because there is the potential for less scrutiny and regulation by the authorities resulting in less red tape (bureaucracy).

CBD creates balance within your body as cannabinoids function as part of the Endocannabinoid system, the body’s complex network of chemical compounds (Endocannabinoids) and receptors which are constantly working to bring the body into homeostasis and optimum functioning.  CBD-rich hemp extract is the perfect additional daily food supplement to help blow the ‘blues’ away.  Research suggests that it is not only the winter blues that CBD blows away – people have been helped with all manner of health issues…

If you have any questions about any of the products which Enjoy CBD sell Online that you would like answered in an efficient manner, then please get in touch with us at: [email protected] enjoycbd.co.uk or call us on 0333600 7070.

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