Since the new Farm Bill signed in 2018, with the legalization of cannabis and hemp, and exemption from the Controlled Substances Act, there has been an upstream rise in the number of hemp-derived CBD products in the form of food supplements, gummies, gels, pain relief creams, skin care products, pet products, etc. The supermarkets are already bearing multi-variant CBD related products. In this time of a new range of products becoming available, the Food and Drug Administration, FDA has been given a green signal to ensure that these products undergo quality checks by the administration.
This is very crucial in maintaining the hygiene, safety, and quality of the products before they become available to the consumers. In unison to the efforts made with Congress to utilize the regulation of FDA, the Natural Products Association, NPA, has announced modifications in the House Agriculture Appropriation Bill. This would now define specific funds to be allocated to the FDA to carry out the actions necessary to ensure federal standards of CBD products.
Jerry McNerney, a congress representative from California, filed this particular amendment in the Appropriation Bill to give FDA the authority to “undertake the appropriate processes and set a safe level of CBD for consumers to use each day.”
This would make companies manufacturing CBD based products answerable to the FDA if they fail to maintain the optimum standards. The CEO of the NPA, Daniel Fabricant claimed that its the consumers’ right to know their products well before buying or testing it. In a press release, he said that all the companies producing and selling CBD based products would require verification from the FDA and consumers will get the assurance of products that match federal standards.
The NPA is promoting investments from trade members and also from senators and state representatives to support funding the FDA to regulate the consumer market and maintain a safety standard of CBD products. Thus a federal safety platform where all the products comply will result in better consumerism and market growth.