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CBDepot and 4MP cannabidiol novel food applications are declared validated in the UK
Teplice, Czech Republic and Chichester, UK: – Pioneering producer and B2B supplier of upmarket cannabinoid solutions, CBDepot group, has joined UK-based 4MP Technologies Ltd to announce that their Regulated Products applications RP70 and RP85 for cannabidiol (CBD) products have been validated and verified by the UK Food Standards Agency & Food Standards Scotland.
The RP applications were filed In early January 2021 by CBDepot s.r.o., with Cannabis Pharma s.r.o. and 4MP Technologies as co-applicants, requesting access for its two grades of Cannabidiol to the biggest legal CBD food supplement market worldwide. The validation means that 12 Secondary Food Supplementary Products linked to the primary dossiers may now be legally sold in the UK whilst undergoing final Risk Assessment.
Application RP70 covers Pure Cannabidiol with 4MP® branded secondary products in the forms of carrier oils, measured dose spray, and chewable tablets, while Application RP85 is for Isolated Cannabidiol and CBDex®-branded secondary products in the form of carrier oils linked to this dossier.
CBDepot is a pioneer in the manufacture of high-quality natural and synthesized cannabinoids. With roots dating back to 2014, the company has been a leader in helping to establish legal and quality standards for cannabinoid-specific ingredients that have a fast-growing presence in sectors including foods, cosmetics, medical devices and magistral formulas.
Novel foods pioneer
CBDepot’s commitment to Novel Food compliance began in early 2016, shortly after its Cannabis Pharma subsidiary launched the CBDex® brand. On March 27, 2020, their EU application NF 2019/1371 became the first ever CBD-specific dossier to reach validation status.
4MP entered the Cannabinoid (CBD) market in 2017, targeting the sports, wellbeing and wholefood sectors. Developing a connoisseur range of CBD oils, powders and wholefood supplements, the 4MP range has synergy with CBDepot in commitment to produce pure, premium quality and safe products.
UK submissions deadline
On 13th February 2020, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that it would present the UK CBD industry with a deadline of March 31, 2021, to submit valid novel food authorization applications, after which only products that were subject to valid applications with verified products already on sale on 13/02/20 would be allowed to remain on the UK market. The authorisation process ensures novel foods meet legal standards, including on safety and actual CBD content.
CBDepot founder and Chief Sales Officer Boris Baňas confirmed validated food supplements under the CBDex® and 4MP® brands could remain on the UK market for legal sale leading up to final authorisation in 2022.
“CBDepot’s battery of proprietary Tier 1 and Tier 2 studies on Genotoxicity, Sub chronic Toxicity and Toxicokinetics of Cannabidiol, already presented to the UK and EU authorities, give us solid grounds for the future of our UK & EU operations,” said Mr. Baňas
For 4MP Technologies, Product & Business Development Director Scott Cooper, commented: “This is an outstanding joint achievement by CBDepot’s and 4MP’s regulatory, scientific and product development teams. Our initial offering of practical premium CBD products will be shortly followed by further ranges of premium quality CBD foods and food supplements.
“Today, with the UK easing of Covid lockdown restrictions for the non-essential retail and sports facilities sectors, consumers will soon have ease of access to our product ranges. Working together with UK Trading Standards and the Home Office, we look forward to executing our 2021 planning to manufacture all our finished products in the UK,” Mr. Cooper added.
Range of products
The two applications now validated in the UK cover a total of 12 CBDex® and 4MP® products, tabulated below:
CBDepot is an innovative and recognized producer and B2B supplier of upmarket natural and synthesized cannabinoid ingredients to fast-growing markets in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and health products industries sectors.
CBDepot specializes in bulk supply of cannabinoid-based ingredients for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. Its products ensure that content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main intoxicating element of cannabis, is below detectable levels. Instead, its products emphasize the two other main natural ingredients, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG).
Established in 2014, CBDepot has become a leader in helping to establish legal and quality standards for cannabinoid ingredients and the formulation of cannabidiol derivatives. Since foundation it has operated under legal license granted by the government of the Czech Republic.
The company’s initial mission was the supply of “Legal and Quality CBD” at a time when sourcing ethical and quality isolated CBD was a challenge. CBDepot’s scientific knowledge is based on close links with the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The company’s Chief Sales Officer, Boris Baňas, is an ex-board member of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), where he successfully campaigned for the establishment of new Europe-wide standards.
About 4MP Technologies
Based in Chichester, West Sussex, 4MP Technologies Limited offers a suite of new hemp technologies, from seeds to finished products, along with consultancy dedicated to advancing hemp and CBD technologies.
The company’s activities include project management, grow planning & preparation, whole plant harvesting, drying & storage, wet hemp extraction systems, proprietary CBD processing, terpene extraction, and new product development.
4MP Branded products and own label products are manufactured to HACCP and cGMP Standards and distributed via a fully regulated, compliant and controlled supply chain, with advanced plans to bring their CBD manufacturing activities to the UK.
The company’s R&D activities include a full program from concept to market piloting, consumer testing, as well as prototyping of hemp plastics, hemp fibres & textiles, and hemp paper & packaging materials.