Utah Requires New Label Standards for CBD
Updated: Mar 15, 2019
Utah will require CBD products to carry labels certifying they were produced legally, a move to eliminate synthetic products and treatments that contain too much THC.
The new labeling requirement takes effect in January.
The Utah Department of Agriculture says the label must include:
• a bar code or QR code
• provide information on purity
The Agency also stated that the labels will be similar to labels used for dietary supplements so that consumers know what they are getting.
Utah’s requirement comes after the state spent months reviewing CBD safety. More than 50 people in Utah fell ill last year after consuming synthetic CBD products, with dozens hospitalized to treat nausea, vomiting and seizures.
The outbreak prompted a national warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about synthetic CBD.