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Another Delta 8 Warning Letter

Formats that are favorable to children should be avoided

Another Delta 8 Warning Letter

This is the tenth FDA delta 8 warning letter this year, which is an important reminder that delta 8 THC is still on FDA’s mind, especially when it’s sold in formats that are favorable to children, like candy ropes.

Distributors are responsible: This website distributes products from several different companies, demonstrating that even companies that sell other’s products are responsible. I think of this as a mini-Amazon, and I expect more distributors selling high-risk items to be called out in the near future.

Favorable to children: FDA takes dangerous products in forms that appeal to children very seriously. Products such as delta 8 infused snacks with names like “Not Ya Son’s Weed Bakedies Delta 8 THC 600MG Crispy Bites” were cited in this letter. The takeaway here is that companies selling delta 8 are a high risk for FDA enforcement, especially if they sell products in forms favorable to children, such as candy.

Past delta 8 warning letters were jointly issued by FTC and FDA, which usually come with more “teeth,” such as a cease and desist. This company was “lucky” this is “only” an FDA warning letter. Since there are no marketing claims cited in this and many previous letters, you may be asking what the FTC has to do with this. Interestingly, marketing unsafe products, especially to children, is considered deceptive marketing. Go FTC!

From the previous warning letter. “Section 5 of the FTC Act prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce. This prohibition includes practices that present unwarranted health or safety risks….. preventing practices that present unwarranted health and safety risks, particularly to children, is one of the Commission’s highest priorities.”

Also, I ran Apex Compliance on the company’s website and found a motherlode of high-risk claims such as cancer and opioid support statements. I wonder why FDA did not cite these. I’d love to show you what Apex Compliance finds on your site. Schedule a demo.

I write more about FDA’s position on delta 8 and the previous warning letters here.

Read the full warning letter

Disclaimer: The educational information provided here is for informational purposes only. Contact an attorney for specific legal advice. Rule #1 in compliance is to ensure marketing is truthful and not misleading.

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