On May 15, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or “Agency”) announced a voluntary recall of a CBD containing product that tested positive for lead.1   According to information shared by FDA, the recalling firm is inspected and licensed under the Florida Department of Food and Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDFACS) to produce products containing CBD. A random sample of one of the company’s products was tested by FDACS and was found to contain lead levels at 4.7 ppm. Following the findings by FDFACS the company also had a sample of the product tested at an ISO-accredited lab. The results listed the lead content at 0.5ppm, putting it within the legal limits in Florida. However, the company initiated a voluntary recall of the implicated batch of product.

The fact that FDA is assisting in a voluntary…



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