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FDA Study Reveals No Surprises: Many CBx Products Are Mislabeled

Testing of CBD-infused products conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that many are mislabeled, containing far less or more CBD than advertised and in some instances THC that wasn’t supposed to be there.

FDA study finds some CBD products are mislabeled

In a report to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, the FDA released findings from its sampling study on the current CBD marketplace and determined that many of the products tested were mislabeled, containing either less or more CBD than advertised.

Two hundred products were randomly chosen for testing this year, including tinctures, oils, capsules, edibles, drinks and pet products. Testing for cannabinoids was done for 147 of the 200 products and found that 49% contained some THC. Out of the 102 products that listed a specific amount of CBD, 18% of products contained significantly less than the amount indicated and 37% contained significantly more than indicated. 

For the 20 edible and beverage products tested that had an amount of CBD marketed on their labels, five had less than 80% of the amount of CBD indicated and six had more than 120% of the CBD marketed on its label. 

Read: Full Analysis on FoodDive

FDA: Many CBD products contain far less, sometimes more, than advertised

Testing of CBD-infused products conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that many are mislabeled, containing far less or more CBD than advertised and in some instances THC that wasn’t supposed to be there.

Of the 102 products tested this year that were labeled as having CBD, 18 had less than 80% of the amount indicated, while another 46 were within 20% of the amount advertised. Thirty-eight products had more than 120% of the CBD indicated.

The results were included in an undated letter to Congress that Hemp Industry Daily obtained Wednesday. An FDA spokesman confirmed the letter but declined to comment on the findings.

In all, the FDA tested 147 products. Not all were labeled as having CBD, but 138 contained at least some amount of the cannabinoid. Of the 147 products, 72 contained some THC, although the concentrations were low.

Read: Full Breakdown of FDA Letter on Hemp Industry Daily

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