Call to Action: Submit Your Comments on the FCC Monographs for Hemp Seed-Based Ingredients

      You can support moving the hemp grain industry forward by submitting your comments by September 30, 2021.

      The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) is a compendium of internationally recognized standards for the identity, purity, and quality of food ingredients. It features over 1,200 monographs, including food-grade chemicals, processing aids, food ingredients (such as vegetable oils, fructose, whey, and amino acids), flavoring agents, vitamins, and functional food ingredients (such as lycopene, olestra, and short chain fructooligosaccharides).

      The comment period for The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) monographs for hemp as a food ingredient is closing on Thursday, September 30th. We feel it’s important that these monographs accurately reflect hemp as a food ingredient. The better the information contained in these ingredient monographs the more legitimate hemp becomes as a food ingredient, so it is our responsibility as an industry to make sure these monographs are on point.

      Victory Hemp's Director of Research & Development, Ben Raymond, has prepared: 

      • A brief overview of the FCC and monographs

      • Instructions demonstrating how to register for a free account to provide comments on the “Hemp Seed Oil” and “Hemp Seed Protein” monograph drafts.

      • Suggested comments for each monograph.

      Next Steps:

      The deadline to submit comments is September 30, 2021.

      From our perspective at Victory Hemp Foods, we are quite concerned that the identification methods may wrongly identify oil and protein made from good quality hemp grain as being adulterated or not cannabis sativa derived. We have checked our ingredients and another firm's ingredients against these ID methods and they wrongly conclude that the oil and protein are not from hemp grain. We strongly encourage all stakeholders to push back on these identification methods and ask for further data collection using samples from different cultivars, regions and seasons to ensure they will accurately identify hemp seed oil and proteins.

      Please join us in moving the hemp grain industry in the right direction.

      See the links above and get your comments in by September 30th, 2021!



      Full Article by Aleah Rouse
      September 27, 2021