We Are Green invests in being compliant with national and international rules that exist for the production and sale of hemp products.

In addition, We Are Green has developed a number of products that are automatically compliant due to their technology and this has been confirmed by national food and safety authorities.

Novel Food

The novel food status of CBD extracts was confirmed in January 2019, and the European Commission updated their Novel Foods Catalogue to reflect this change. The catalogue itself has not got legal status. The European Commission uses this tool to show the decisions made on novel food status and it is these decisions that have legal status. This makes it clear that CBD extract and isolate products are legally novel foods.

Hemp businesses should apply for authorisation of their CBD extracts and isolates to be placed on the European market.

We Are Green is a member of the EIHA Novel Food Consortium and applied for authorisation

Being part of the consortium means that following a positive outcome of the novel food application, our company’s products will be allowed to be marketed in the EU with an exclusivity on the study that will last 5 years.

Cold pressed CBD oils are no Novel Food

As one of the few producers in Europe, We Are Green invested two years ago in cold press technology. The fact that we produce according cold press technology and that we don’t use any form of extraction, excludes our cold pressed hemp oils from the novel food status.

This is confirmed in written to We Are Green by local food and safety authorities, but it is also published on the website from the UK Food Standards Agency.

We Are Green cosmetics are listed in the cosmetics products notification portal (CPNP)

The Cosmetics Products Notification Portal (CPNP) is an online notification system for submitting certain technical compliance related information about cosmetic products. It was created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and aimed at harmonizing the 28 EU Member States + 4 EFTA countries covered under this legislation.

What is the CPNP used for?

The Regulation states that the designated Responsible Person (or EU Brand Owner) is required to submit certain information about cosmetic products and their product specifications to the CPNP if they intend to make them available on the EU Market. In some cases, cosmetic product distributors are also required to follow these steps – such as in the case of changes to labelling and translations.

In Europe each cosmetic product needs to be listed in the CPNP database, so all safety tests are done and the product can be sold safely on the European market.

All We Are Green products are listed in the CPNP and have a CPNP number on the packaging.

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