Serving the Hemp Industry: Quality Standards and Product Certifications
NSF International certifies hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products to NSF/ANSI 173, the American National Standard for dietary supplements, and to NSF 229, our certification guideline for functional foods and beverages.
Products containing hemp or hemp-derived CBD are not eligible for certification under NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program.
Depending on the circumstances, products containing hemp may be eligible for certification to NSF/ANSI 173: Dietary Supplements or to NSF 229: Functional Foods.
These products can be evaluated under the requirements of NSF/ANSI 173 or NSF 229, which include testing for acceptable levels of trace CBD pursuant to FDA generally recognized as safe (GRAS) guidelines. As an example, hemp seed-based products can be evaluated under either NSF/ANSI 173 or NSF 229.
These products can be evaluated under the requirements of NSF/ANSI 173 or NSF 229 provided the product meets NSF International’s allowable daily intake (ADI) for CBD in acceptable hemp-based ingredients.
These products are not eligible for evaluation under NSF/ANSI 173 or NSF 229.
Not all products will qualify for certification. Please contact us to inquire about your specific product and its eligibility for certification.
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