CBD not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for pet foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would not classify CBD as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials warned 15 companies,13 of which produce pet products, that they allegedly illegally sold pet and human products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). On November 25, the FDA publicized that it sent warning letters to the 15 companies. At the same time, the agency announced that it would not classify CBD as generally recognized as safe (GRAS), which would have allowed the ingredient to be used in foods based on historical human and animal use. The agency stated that it lacked sufficient empirical evidence supporting the safety of CBD consumption. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “CBD Not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for Pet Foods.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 2 Dec. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8730-cbd-not-generally-recognized-as-safe-gras-for-pet-foods.

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