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UK Becomes the First Country to Regulate CBD Market

The UK has recently become the first country to regulate orally consumed CBD products. Currently, CBD has been touted as a novel food group item or supplementary, but the new move to regulate CBD hopes to “de-risk” CBD (Cannabidiol) to spur innovation. With a clear set of guidelines for orally consumed CBD products, there is a growing likelihood of improvement in the sort of products offered.

In response to this move, the FSA (Food Standards Agency) and the ACI (Association for the Cannabinoid Industry) has created a list featuring CBD products. These products have been given the green light to remain on shelves in line with the UK’s new novel foods regulations. Products that do not appear on the list can no longer be sold.

Ensuring these guidelines are met by CBD products not only helps to ensure the quality and safety of products in England and Wales, but also for investors looking to take part in the CBD industry. Trading Standards will also be enforcing the new rules with immediate effect on retailers selling CBD products.

Regulating orally consumed CBD products

From February 13th, 2020, no new CBD extracts, isolates or associated final products using the novel ingredient CBD, are allowed to be sold until they receive the necessary authorisation. Products that were available beforehand were required to send an application for assessment by the FSA. The complete process of evaluation can take around a year to complete. One month is allowed for the validation process, then up to nine months for the risk assessment, and up to seven months for any subsequent risk management and authorisation decisions.

Most applicants will be manufacturers of CBD brands including us here at Xyfil. A detailed dossier must be provided for existing and new orally consumed CBD products.

There are three parts involved. Firstly, part one should contain all administrative data such as information relating to the applicant. Part two should contain information specific to the novel food (along with a list of references) such as:

  • identity of the novel food
  • production process
  • compositional data
  • specifications
  • the history of use of the novel food and/or its source
  • proposed uses and use level and anticipated intake
  • absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion
  • nutritional information
  • toxicological information and allergenicity

Part three should include the glossary or abbreviations of terms quoted in the dossier, certifications (on the accreditation of laboratories, certificates of analyses), full copies/reprints of all pertinent scientific data (published and unpublished), full study reports and scientific opinion of national/international regulatory bodies.

Ensuring the quality of the dossier, and the information provided significantly affects the time needed for assessment and authorisation.

Xyfil makes the process simpler for you

Brands can apply for authorisation of CBD extracts and isolates via our compliance and White Label service. We will guide you through the process and secure your products ready for sale. Here at Xyfil, we have worked on countless successful applications for CBD-based products. Our market-ready approach means less paperwork and less hassle in getting your business off the ground.

By working with us you can benefit from our purpose-built analytical laboratory, including patent-pending equipment for generating accurate emissions samples. Work with our dedicated scientists and let us handle your brand compliance from end to end. Get in touch today to get started on your CBD brand.

Popular CBD White Label Products Manufactured in the UK

Since 2017, CBD has seen an explosive increase in interest that has yet to slow down. This is possibly due to the legalisation of CBD in the US and UK, the largest markets for CBD, in 2018. Currently, the UK is the second-largest CBD market behind the US, with an industry worth of £700 million so far – and it’s forecasted to surpass one billion pounds by 2025. So, for those looking to join the CBD market, now is as good a time as ever. Creating your own CBD brand couldn’t be simpler when you manufacture with us here at Xyfil.

Preferred CBD products – the demand for CBD

In a recent study on CBD consumers in the UK, it was found that unsurprisingly the most preferred product type was CBD oil/drops followed by CBD vape and CBD pills/capsules.

[SOURCE: newfrontierdata.com]

CBD Oil is mostly used as sublingual drops that are easy to use and offer a longer release of CBD. Much of the CBD market is made up of CBD Oil so creating a CBD Oil brand can be very competitive. Similarly, CBD vape has grown in popularity due to the convenience of disposable vapes and the quick absorption of the CBD.

How to start a CBD brand in 2022

There are several key steps you need to explore when looking at starting a CBD brand. Firstly, identifying your CBD product type and the niche you can offer can be the make or break of your brand. With many brands looking to step up to the CBD industry, knowing how you can set your products apart is essential for becoming a household brand.

Research is key

Research current products on the market and see if there are possibly any gaps you can use. If you’ve got an innovative new idea on how to introduce CBD to customers, then identify if this is something consumers are looking for. Perhaps you want to hit the popular product types with a new spin that only you can offer?

At Xyfil we offer a wide range of popular CBD products such as CBD oil, CBD vape and CBD creams & lotions. But we can also offer capabilities for many more CBD products due to our versatile manufacturing that can help you create bespoke CBD products. With anything from bath bombs to sleep sprays and more, your CBD product idea can become a reality with Xyfil.

Understand regulations around CBD

Another key aspect is to understand the regulations around CBD. Although CBD in the UK is largely unregulated there are still some laws you should be aware of. For example, the hemp used to create CBD products cannot contain more than 0.2% THC. You also need to know CBD is categorised as a novel food group or vape product – CBD products in the UK cannot have medical claims attached to them. The laws in the UK and US differ slightly, and in the US, there are also different laws for each state. Deciding where you wish to market your CBD products will impact on which regulations you need to adhere to.

Ensure the quality and safety of your products

Lastly, ensuring your CBD brand is made from quality CBD is an important step to creating a premium brand that is both safe and effective. CBD manufacturers that use organically grown CBD from certified hemp farms, particularly in the US, offer the highest quality of CBD hemp on the market. Organically grown hemp is the cleanest available due to there being no pesticides used in the cultivation process – hemp plants are notorious for absorbing everything around them in the air and soil.

You also want to ensure that their CBD is sourced specifically from hemp plants and not marijuana ones (as these contain higher levels of THC). Reputable CBD manufacturers will also be able to provide certificates of analysis (COA) detailing the product content.

Xyfil sources CBD from certified organic hemp farms in Colorado which go through extraction to become CBD Isolate – the purest form of CBD. We are even able to go the extra mile to re-add the terpenes and flavonoids removed from CBD during extraction, to improve the quality of CBD and give users the complete entourage effect without THC.

White label CBD manufactured in the UK

Xyfil are the proud manufacturer of one of the UK’s popular CBD brands, and award-winning CBD vape brand, Cali Greens. Sourced from premium CBD straight from Colorado hemp farms, we offer white label CBD manufacture and OEM CBD manufacture in the UK. Work with us to create your CBD brand and create an award-winning range of products. From flavour development, R&D, manufacturing, production, creative studio work and more, we can help you throughout any stage of the process.

Get in contact with us today to find out how we can help you tackle the UK CBD market.

How Can E-Liquid Manufacture be Eco-Friendly?

Eco-friendly, kind on the wallet, and better for your health - it’s not hard to see why the vaping market has seen such continued success against the tobacco industry. For those looking to learn more about becoming an eco-friendly E-Liquid manufacturer, and maybe develop your first eco-friendly products, we’ve put together a few starting points to get on the right track. 

Source and Distribute Local to Save The Planet

We all know shipping products across the globe with hundreds of air miles is harsh on the environment. Whilst many vape or E-Liquid products are shipped and sold internationally, becoming a local manufacturer or selling locally help keep your E-Liquids in good stock without the long journey.

At Xyfil, our head offices and production site are based in Preston, UK. We’re proud to produce and sell to the national market and support the UK industry. However, our manufacturing facilities have also developed across Dubai, UAE, Europe, North America, and the Middle East - so wherever you are in the world, a Xyfil E-Liquid can be on your doorstep with minimal environmental costs. 

Dispose of disposables

It’s no surprise that disposable vape devices have boomed in popularity both with customers and manufacturers. Cheap to make and easy for consumers to get to grips with, they allow brands to reach new customers and promote new flavours. But at what price?

Disposable vapes contain lithium-ion batteries which are usually designed to be used at least 300 times, with the average being around 500 – that’s 500 puffs per device. However, regardless of whether there is life left in these disposable devices once the E-Liquid runs out, they become virtually useless and are thrown away, often only hours after first being used. That’s hundreds upon hundreds of batteries being manufactured, transported around the world, and then discarded. These devices are not even recyclable due to the battery and nicotine in the device making them anything but environmentally friendly.

Of course, these trends live and die by the consumers so it’s not surprising that brands have raced to bring out their own disposable devices. Pod devices seem to be making a return, and these kits offer a much more environmentally friendly alternative, whilst remaining simple for new vapers. Many pod kits offer refillable cartridges that only need replacing once the coil burns out, rather than replacing the whole device.

We offer a variety of E-Liquid product types from 10ml TPD compliant E-Liquids to shortfills in 60ml and 120ml. Our manufacturing services include freebase nicotine as well as our premium nicotine salt, combined with our award-winning flavour blends, at Xyfil we can help you create your E-Liquid brand or take it further.

Is Your E-Liquid Sustainable?

We’ve never been more aware of the importance of understanding where our products come from and the mark they make on our planet. Making sure the E-Liquid products we produce use ingredients sourced mindfully and sustainably is one of the best steps to becoming an eco-friendly manufacturer.

At Xyfil, the CBD used for our CBD vape liquids is 100% organic and sustainably sourced from traceable farms in Colorado, USA. We also maintain full traceability for all our products, including sample collections on raw materials and full tracking throughout the product development life cycles. This way we can be sure of every step of the process. So, we know our E-Liquids are eco-friendly, sustainable, and consistent. 

Develop Your Eco-Friendly E-Liquid Range Today

Hopefully, our starting points have got you thinking about how to make your vape devices and E-Liquids more eco-friendly and, perhaps, some new ideas for developing your next eco-friendly product. Whether that’s an addition to an existing range, or your first tentative step into the market, our team can help you create something conscious, sustainable, and profitable. Get in touch today to find out more!

Flavor Development

Flavour Development – E-Liquid and CBD

E-liquid and CBD product sales margins don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, some sources predict they’re set to climb by at least 20% between now and 2027. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of the curve.

Here at Xyfil we are experts in helping you develop your CBD or E-Liquid product, from initial idea development right through to creation, regulation compliance, and packaging design. The market for E-Liquids is competitive with new brands/products appearing every day. To stand out in this growing market and get ahead you must get creative when developing your next product flavour. 

Define Your E-Liquid with Flavour

With so much competition now on the market, offering something that’s new but has the staying power to build a loyal fanbase is key. Your product packaging and logo may be enticing to new customers, but what really keeps them coming back is the experience of a great product. Flavours are obviously a big factor in a customer’s choice when picking their E-Liquid or CBD vape. So whether you are looking to bring a new variation to an existing, popular flavour, or a completely new experience, research is key. Much research has found that fruit flavours rank highly amongst most vapers, albeit only by a little more. This doesn’t mean that other flavours such as menthol, desserts, drinks and tobacco should be ignored, it means there’s room for improvement which very well could be your next venture!

Let us lead you through the best route for flavour development. 

Eliquid

E-Liquid Essentials: Safety Regulations 

First things first, ensure your flavour producers are safe, regulated, and reliable. Not only is this an essential for sale in store or online across the UK and European Union, it ensures safety and consistency in your product, and builds trust in your customer base. 

Our  ISO 7 Laboratory testing at  Xyfil meets the highest standards of compliance, meeting full Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), toxicology and safety analysis requirements. Alongside stringent testing and safety measures and a dedicated, expert team of scientists, we maintain full traceability of all of our products. Throughout the production process, we closely monitor the quality and safety of our product, through employee traceability reports, raw material sample collections, and comprehensive recording of ingredients and product processes. 

Working with Xyfil means working with an industry leading team you can trust. When you’re trying to get ahead of the competition, make sure your production is as straightforward as possible and save yourself the stress. We’ve got you covered.

Creating A Bestselling Flavour 

Flavour development starts with focusing on your base taste. How are you going to create this, and what combination is key? Working with our dedicated team of flavour experts is central to developing a top selling CBD or E-Liquid product, with a flavour that sells.

Our flavour ranges are some of the broadest on the market - from apple and cherry menthol to blueberry ice, Cuban Crème and caramel latte. Our in-house research and development teams work consistently to explore and develop new flavour bases and combinations based on the latest scientific findings and insider market research. Whether you already know your exact flavour or have an idea on the taste you wish to create, Xyfil will help your dream become a reality.

Alongside a diverse and inspiring range of flavours to choose from, our cannabidiol is sustainably sourced from a premium, award-winning supplier. We also offer 100% organic CBD Isolate, full-spectrum CBD, MCT oil and flavoured terpenes as needed. 

How We Keep Your Flavour Safe

Confidentiality you can trust is essential to successful white label manufacturing. Setting your flavour, branding, and product marketing in stone will ensure your success over your competitors.  We’re proud to say our infrastructure, processes, and working systems are all centred around a secure protection of intellectual property and full confidentiality for all projects. Alongside compiling non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) as standard, we also include data masking measures such as advanced encryption and pseudonym systems. These methods ensure your product and specific flavour profiles are kept strictly between you and the dedicated project team in question. 

So, What Next? 

Drop us a message to get your product journey underway - it’s going to be a bestseller; we can already tell. 

Create your own brand

5 Things You Need To Know About CBD

What is CBD?

CBD’s efficacy and versatility has earned it a prime spot in countless products across various industries, from cosmetics to the vape industry, food and drink, and health supplements. You’ll find it in almost everything from body butters to beers, but in spite of this much deserved hype, a lot of people are still in the dark about CBD’s origins and uses. Let’s run through some CBD essentials, and some of our favourite CBD facts.

CBD Is The Main Component of Cannabis

First things first, what is CBD, and where does it come from? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 120 cannabinoids that makes up the cannabis plant. CBD is a non-intoxicating and non-euphoric psychoactive cannabinoid – meaning it can be great natural supplement to help you relax without getting you “high”.

Differences Between CBD Oils

Not all CBD oils are the same. Typically, they fall into three categories:

Full Spectrum – containing the full spectrum of CBD, including minor cannabinoids, cannabis-derived terpenes, and trace amounts of THC.

Broad Spectrum – containing a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, but without trace THC.

Isolate – a pure form of CBD with all other compounds removed. While some branding can be unclear about which category is contained in some products, it’s important to be sure which type you are buying. THC is a euphoric psychoactive cannabinoid, and as such does produce highs. THC is broadly illegal, and can increase depression and psychosis.

The Human Body Produces Cannabinoids

We know, sounds like science fiction, doesn’t it? But it’s true

Our bodies contain endocannabinoid systems, or ECS, complex cell-signaling systems with receptors in your central nervous system and peripheral nervous systems, particularly our immune cells. Research into ECS is still in its infancy – having first been identified in the 1990s – but scientists have so far uncovered that the ECS plays a role in regulating various body functions including sleep, mood, memory, and reproduction.

Our biological cannabinoids can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, support the immune systems and ease symptoms of autoimmune disorders. It’s also been found that using CBD products as an additional supplement can help maintain our endocannabinoid systems, alongside the relaxation support offered by CBD supplements. A win win!

CBD Can Help Cancer Patients Manage Symptoms

Cancer is one of our most prolific diseases and innovative research is consistently increasing life expectancy and quality of life for sufferers year on year. Amongst this research, CBD has been touted to be a worthwhile aide to help cancer patients manage their symptoms.  

Cancer Research UK reports laboratory research so far as shown that CBD can cause cancer cell death or block cancer cell growth, stop the development of blood vessels which are needed for tumors to grow, and reduce inflammation. Although studies have had mixed results and more research is needed before anything conclusive can be decided, early discoveries are promising for the capabilities of CBD in cancer management.

CBD May Be a Helpful Supplement for Children

As CBD is non-intoxicating and non-euphoric, it is safe to give to most children in certain formats. In this article from Daily CBD, reviewed by Dr Abraham Benevides, M.D., gummies and low percentage oils are cited as the most appropriate means for CBD intake for children.

CBD supplements have been cited to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, asthma and nausea, as well as some skin conditions. It is, of course, essential to monitor CBD dosage when supplementing for children, and certain products – such as vapes – are not appropriate.

Develop your CBD & Vape brand with Xyfil

Develop Your CBD and Vape Brand by Outsourcing:

The Future Looks Bright for the UK CBD Industry

If you’re looking for a safe market to bet on in the coming years, the cannabinoid niche should be top of your list. The UK CBD industry is still in its infancy, with little government or organisational support or advocacy – and yet it is projected to generate £690 million this year.

Consumer interest in the health and wellness sector has developed exponentially, with a broad increase in demand for physical and mental wellbeing support being particularly strong through the pandemic. As the efficacy of CBD supplementation becomes more well known, consumers are increasingly seeing the industry as a credible means of individual wellbeing support. With demand growing, and a vast space of possibility spreading out before the cannabinoid market, it’s an incredibly exciting time to get involved in the CBD industry.

What Makes Xyfil Your Best Choice for Outsourcing?

We became part of the UK’s CBD market in 2014, and work with an expert team in Preston, Lancashire. Since our inception, we have quickly become a market leader – nationally and internationally, serving clients across the globe. We work hard to ensure that top quality manufacturing, safety, and sustainability are at the heart of all we do, and welcome collaboration with entrepreneurs and start-ups as part of the exciting, energetic progression of the industry. We’re here to help CBD businesses of all sizes realise their goals, offering the best quality products to consumers and helping the industry grow from strength to strength.

Methods and Ethics of an Industry Leader

Our laboratory facilities, manufacturing processes and equipment are all ISO 9001 accredited. This accreditation means you can trust our practices and products to be consistent, safe, and the best quality across the board. Batch traceability and respectful handling of raw materials means we know exactly what we’re working with and what product is best to cater to your needs. Trusted relationships with our sustainable hemp farmers ensure we’re creating a company that’s futureproofed, ethical, and kinder to the planet. We don’t stop at delivering product – we offer end to end white label manufacturing, from product inception through to full branding and design.

Add Our Reputation to Your Brand

Wherever you are in the industry – whether you’re just starting out, or looking for an efficient means of developing your existing range – we can help. We have been consistently delivering beyond expectations to clients across the spectrum, and are proud to have built a trusted, international reputation on our work.

Drop us a line and join our wealth of happy, successful CBD producers today. We work with you and your project as a unique prospect, rather than prescribing a set means of working based on what’s easiest for us. We’re excited to develop something authentic for the industry. Working holistically with the industry and the individual producers creating a name for themselves in the market is central to helping the industry thrive, and ensuring we’re here to stay in what’s set to be a thriving marketplace.