If you’re looking at breaking into the CBD industry, you’ll have heard the term “TPD compliant” thrown around – but what does it mean? Let’s break it down for you.
The Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) is a regulatory act in the European Union that sets restrictions upon the sale of tobacco products, including vaping devices and e-liquids. In the UK, this legislation is termed as the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), and was replaced by the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 following the UK exit from the European Union.
The acts all follow a similar pattern in their regulations, and it’s essential to be familiar with these rules if you’re a CBD or vape product producer. You will not be permitted to sell your range commercially if you’re not compliant with these regulations, overseen in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA.
The TPD introduced rules which require:
- Minimum standards to be met for quality and safety of e-cigarettes, refill containers and e-liquids
- Information to be shared as needed with consumers to enable them to make informed decisions
- Proactive efforts to protect children from use of these products
Their specific requirements mean producers must:
- Cap e-cigarette tank capacity at 2ml
- Cap the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid in a single container to 10ml
- Cap nicotine strength in e-liquids at 20mg/ml
- Ensure all packaging is child-resistant and tamper evident
- Forbid certain ingredients and colourings, such as caffeine and taurine
- Include clear warnings in product labelling
To ensure producers have met all of these requirements, all e-cigarette and e-liquid products must be presented to MHRA and approved by this body before they can be sold.
What Does TPD Mean for My CBD Brand?
Aside from being a mandatory essential for CBD e-liquid and vape sellers, being able to show compliance with regulations will be a great benefit for your sales.
Proving that you have committed the time and effort to provide the safest product possible will be a huge reassurance to your customer base. These regulations also present a reliability and consistency in your CBD e-liquids which can win you customer loyalty over other brands. TPD regulations set a standard for production and quality of CBD products, and presenting TPD certified products to the market will verify your brand as having the best working practices, and highest quality product.
How Does Xyfil Approach TPD Certification?
As market leaders, we’re always working hard at Xyfil to ensure we meet all regulations to the highest standard. Our facilities, equipment, and manufacturing processes are all ISO 9001 accredited, and our wide range of analytical solutions cover, among others, GC-MS and HPLC-UV screening and toxicological assessments.
We also offer a side effects reporting portal directly through our website. This ensures our customers are always able to make contact as soon as possible should they experience any adverse effects, and we can respond as quickly as possible. Our position in the industry means we must respect the responsibility we have in terms of product safety and vigilance in reviewing physical effects. We’re proud to be trusted by customers and clients internationally, and intend to maintain our reputation through responsible regulation for years to come.
Work with Xyfil for TPD Accredited CBD Products
When you develop products with us, you can trust we will submit all elements to full testing to ensure comprehensive compliance as needed – and then keep everything hassle free by compiling reports and submitting to MHRA for approval. In everything we do, we work to exceed customer expectations for quality and safety, and take international regulations as our starting point. If you’re looking for a CBD and vape producer you can trust, get in touch with us today. Let us make your job easy, and take advantage of shelf-ready white-label CBD manufacturing with Xyfil.