FDA Issues Warning Letters to Five CBD Companies
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to five companies for selling CBD-infused products.
According to the administration, the products were marketed in a way that may have led consumers to purchase the items without realizing they contained CBD. Some of the gummy and cookie products were also deemed too appealing to children.
Several of the companies were further accused of “illegally selling unapproved CBD products that claim to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent various diseases”.
The companies are:
The companies have 15 working days to explain in writing how they will “address these violations and prevent their recurrence”. Failure to comply could result in legal action, including product seizures.
In its notice, published on November 21, the FDA says that CBD “raises safety concerns, especially with long-term use.”
“The FDA has not found adequate information showing how much CBD can be consumed, and for how long, before causing harm. This is particularly true for vulnerable populations like children and those who are pregnant. People should be aware of the potential risks associated with the use of CBD products.”