WFCF Organic News Update
Can WFCF Organic certify CBD as USDA Organic?
Where Food Comes From Organic is excited to share with you the news that the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - aka the 2018 Farm Bill - recently legalized hemp and hemp derivatives with <0.3% dry weight THC content.
WFCF Organic is only authorized to verify compliance with USDA organic standards when we verify a product that contains hemp-derived CBD. Products may also be subject to other regulations or requirements. You must verify that your products are legal before you submit them to WFCF Organic. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer or seller to ensure that products meet all applicable FD&C, FDA, state, or local regulations and requirements.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD. They are also aware that some companies are marketing food products and products labeled as dietary supplements that contain cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Per the FD&C Act, it is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to food or labeling it as a dietary supplement - you can learn more on that here.