Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Ceisteanna (914)

Gino Kenny

Ceist:

914. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health his plans to exercise the Misuse of Drugs Acts against CBD foods with trace amounts of THC produced and or sold by Irish companies who have novel food applications pending at considerable cost on the advice of the Food Safety Authority given that the European Commission has indicated to an organisation (details supplied) that the Commission itself has regulatory authority over the certification pathway under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and that the Commission has now resumed the verification process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13162/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 , Article 2, the Definition of “food” states that “food shall not include narcotic or psychotropic substances within the meaning of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, and the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971”.