CBD Product Update
The GFCO certification scheme is now permitting certification of topical products, such as lotions and topical oils, that contain cannabidiol (CBD). As with all GFCO certified products, these topical personal care items must meet all federal regulations for their production and sale.
At this time, GFCO will not allow consumable CBD products to carry the GFCO certification mark, due to the fact that edible CBD products are expressly prohibited without FDA approval. Allowing products that are federally illegal to carry the GFCO logo places the mark’s trademark status in jeopardy. Products in this classification include food, beverages, dietary supplements, and pet treats. After careful review, it was determined that the same level of legal risk is not present with topical CBD products.
We will continue to follow the legal status of all CBD products and update our policies as changes are announced.