Many food and beverage companies are assessing the use of hemp-derived ingredients in their products in light of the 2018 Farm Bill provisions excluding "hemp" from the definition of marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act. At the same time, regulators at both the federal and state level continue to explore and develop regulatory frameworks to govern the use of hempderivatives in food. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is the latest federal agency to issue guidance on the use of hemp-derived ingredients. This guidance illustrates that TTB is actively thinking about industry desire to use hemp-derived ingredients, such as cannabidiol (CBD), in alcohol beverage products and that TTB is communicating with FDA to establish clearer guidance for industry.
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