FTC and FDA Warn Companies Selling Copycat Delta-8 THC

The joint effort by federal agencies seeks to protect consumers from the potentially harmful ingredient.

The Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent warning letters to six companies for illegally selling food products with Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), also known as delta-8 THC. These products resemble popular snacks like chips, cookies, candy, and gummies.

FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock said, “Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of THC, with many who have been sickened and even hospitalized after eating ‘edibles’ containing it. That’s why we’re issuing warnings to several companies selling copycat food products containing delta-8 THC, which can be easily mistaken for popular foods.”

FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine said, “Marketing edible THC products that can be easily mistaken by children for regular foods is reckless and illegal.”

The FDA also discussed the risk of unintended consumption by adults, potentially leading to serious consequences, especially when performing tasks such as driving or working.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Commissioner Woodcock as she seeks to ensure the safety of foods that are marketed in the U.S.
  • For Director Levine as he works to prevent the sale of foods containing delta-8 THC to children or unsuspecting adults.
  • For American consumers to be aware and avoid these copycat foods.

Sources: Food and Drug Administration, Epoch Times


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