In January 2019, the status of CBD as a Novel Food was confirmed and added to the Novel Foods Catalogue by the Foods Standard Agency (FSA). CBD products may only be sold legally as a Novel Food and food businesses must apply for authorisations of their CBD extracts and isolates.
At ADACT, we compile the full Novel Foods dossier from seed-to-shelf for your CBD products and submit it to the FSA for evaluation. We will support you with any technical advice throughout the process and offer a full end-to-end service package.
If you are currently in the process of an application to the FSA or have Novel Food status, we can help you with additional testing or submit an extension to the FSA for new product developments.
As a leader in the testing of CBD products, ADACT has put together a process to conduct testing in our own ISO 17025 certified laboratory in the UK. We conduct the analytical work and stability studies needed to support your Novel Foods application. Also, through every step of the process we support your application with a full exposure related safety and toxicology assessment, ADME, genotoxicity and allergen assessments.
Novel Food submissions – our two part approach:
- The first part is a feasibility assessment to assess your readiness for a novel food application. We start with a review of your CBD raw material from ‘seed to shelf’ and look at your supply chain. Does it meet Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)? Next, we audit your manufacturing and quality processes, and finished product specifications. By going through a detailed questionnaire, we can highlight any areas of potential weakness for improvement to ensure you have all the elements needed for a successful Novel Foods Application.
- The second part is the collation of all the required data within the specific FSA framework and the completion of your Novel Foods Application for submission. As the data required for applications is very similar, with specific components relating to ex. CBD toxicology, there is a opportunity to share the high costs of putting together background data. Hence, not only can we guide you through the complex regulatory process, we can help keep costs down by sharing some otherwise costly data.
If you have any questions about Novel Foods and would like to chat to a member of our team, please phone +(0)1302 986088 or email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon.