CancalmCBD® Where do we stand in the submission of Novel Foods Application for CBD?

Cancalm®, can assure you that we have the UKs largest growing, processing and extraction facilities of cannabis and have now announced our support for the Food Standards Agency’s “novel food application process” for CBD products in the United Kingdom.

Under these set requirements, any CBD food products failing to have a validated submission before the 31 March 2021 deadline will be taken off the shelves!

Cancalm® can ASSURE you that clarification has been provided by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and that we are of fully in support of protecting CBD from enforcement and moving the CBD industry in a direction that means more safety standards to be met, ensuring you, the consumer are taking exactly what is said on the label.

So to keep you updated, from 31 March 2021, the FSA have stressed they will remove any unregistered CBD products from sale.


The exemption supported by the Novel Foods Application by Cancalm® CBD will allow our products to be sold freely without restriction under food law.

“A novel food, is defined as any food that had not been consumed regularly by humans in the EU before 15 May 1997. However, many humans have consumed hemp for much longer, hemp-derived CBD is a relatively new product.”

Our novel food application required an in-depth chemical composition of our Cancalm® products and evidence that shows it can be consistently manufactured. We also must submit safety data to prove that our product is safe to consume and that it is also safe when formulated into food products.

Cancalm® CBD have been working on this submission for fifteen months and expect to complete the submission later this year.

In a nutshell, Cancalm® CBD won’t be going anywhere! We are here for the long run. So, you can Keep Calm…our products won’t be going anywhere, how cliché!?

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Cancalm® CBD oil is completely legal to buy in the UK, subject to strict rules and regulations for both the retailers and the manufacturers of the product.



Cancalm® Ltd CBD are fully legal.  All of our batches have undergone state of the art High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography to separate, identify, and quantify each component, even at very low levels (parts/million). Accurate testing is essential to ensure our products are of the highest quality, potency and purity for you.

The lab results are available for our customers to view at the drop of a hat!


CBD is not the same thing as THC.

CBD is just one of the 104 chemical compounds that is found in the composition of a hemp plant.

It is extracted using a process called distillation which turns the cannabidiol into oil. CBD is a totally different compound to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive compound found in cannabis creating the feeling of euphoria, the high.

THC is illegal in the UK.



CBD oil is legally bought as long as it has been derived from one of the 63 industrial EU approved hemp strains.

In order for CBD oil to be “legal” it must not contain more than >0.2% THC.






At this point in time in the UK, we are unallowed to make medical claims regarding CBD.

We can provide research, links and show evidence, however we can not make medical claims ourselves.

There is oodles of scientific research that you can go away and find out for yourselves that concentrate on the potential beneficial effects CBD may have. So far… the results speak for themselves!



Around the globe regulations are beginning to relax… CBD is also now legal in many parts of Europe and the USA. The “Farm Bill” become legislation at the end of 2018, so licensed farmers can grow and transport hemp. This is big deal as it has been illegal since the 1930’s!






With regulations relaxing and laws changing, other nations seem to be following trend. CBD is now becoming recognised in mainstream society, its looking like its here to stay!

A quick disclaimer; Cancalm® Ltd CBD products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease or condition. They are a food supplement.

IF in doubt CHECK IT OUT with your GP or medical practitioner!