CBD suppliers face an uncertain future with until 31 March 2021 to attain novel food status

CBD is one of the hottest trends to hit fmcg in recent years. From oils to confectionery, gummies and even gin, there is seemingly no category that it has not permeated. 

But it faces an uncertain future.

Products have until 31 March to attain novel food status or risk being pulled from retailers’ shelves. And achieving the status can be a lengthy and costly process, further complicated by the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Grocer is pulling together the top experts in retail, food safety and manufacturing to look at how legislation is changing, which products will be affected, how brands and retailers are getting ready for next March, and what the future will look like for CBD food and drink.

Our panellists are: Leila Simpson, head of external affairs at the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry, Columbia Care chief scientific officer Rosemary Mazanet, Planet Organic buying director Al Overton, and the FSA’s head of novel foods Paul Tossell.

Taking place on 22 September at 11am, this is your chance to quiz these experts on the opportunities, threats and challenges surrounding this complex but exciting area.

Register your interest here.