The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has granted its first positive safety assessment to a cannabidiol (CBD) product intended for use as a novel food supplement, which, according to the producing company, also represents the first time that any leading regulatory agency worldwide has published a food safety assessment for CBD.

Specifically, FSA granted a positive safety assessment to the company Pureis® for its Ultra-Pure CBD product, concluding that Pureis provided sufficient information to assure Ultra-Pure CBD is safe as a food supplement.

CBD is classified as a novel food under UK regulatory law. FSA novel food regulations require novel foods to undergo a thorough approval process prior to entering the UK market.