With the CBD boom in full swing, you’re probably designing a new label for a different print on demand CBD product every week. Whether you’re selling hemp-infused oil or CBD gummies, your CBD label must meet the FDA’s legal requirements. Surprisingly, the FDA has remained silent throughout the rise of CBD. However, one rule has been established: do not claim that your CBD product will cure, treat, or prevent any medical illness. Aside from that, there are no CBD-specific federal guidelines at the moment, so that you can look to the FDA’s General Label Requirements for guidance during the design process.
TOP 6 WAYS TO LABEL YOUR PRINT ON DEMAND CBD OIL PRODUCTS
1. Categorize Your CBD Product
One of the first steps is to correctly classify your print on demand products as cosmetic, food, or supplement products and follow the FDA’s labeling guidelines. A helpful hint-supplements include soft gels, oral sprays, capsules, and ingested oils administered with a dropper. In addition, food and drinks (consumed all at once) are considered food products. Cosmetics are typically lotions, creams, and oils applied to the skin. You will need a supplement facts panel on the back if your product is a supplement. Similarly, you must include a nutrition facts panel if your product is classified as a food.
2. Determine The Proper Label
To determine whether your product requires a food or supplement label, consider the product’s instructions and intended use. A supplement label is required if your product is a capsule, soft gel, or oral spray. If the recommended serving size for oil drops is a number of drops, the product is also a supplement. Even some food and beverage formats, particularly those with suggested serving sizes less than the FDA’s RACC, should be labeled as supplements (recommended amount customarily consumed).
It all comes down to the intended use. The container size can determine the number of servings in the container, serving size, marketing claims, and specialty ingredient dosage. A hemp CBD product will almost always require a supplement label. Follow the FDA labeling regulations for dietary supplements when creating a supplement label.
3. Don’t Mess Up The Front Label
The most important aspect of labeling—and the most frequently overlooked—is the front of the package. The display panel must include important information, such as the net weight or the number of capsules in the bottle. This requirement does not apply to marijuana dispensary products. As a result, if you only sell your product within the state, you should follow the labeling laws of that state. Otherwise, you must follow federal regulations.
The statement of identity is another required piece of information that must appear on the front display panel of the label. “Hemp extract supplement,” “herbal supplement,” “dietary supplement,” or something similar could be used. On the front of the package, you should include the amount of a nutrient, such as 15 mg CBD per serving. It is permitted, but the amount must correspond to the information on the facts panel on the back of the label.
4. Determine The Parts
If you’ve identified dietary supplement on the front, a Supplement Facts panel is required on the back of the package. For herbal products, you must identify the part(s) of the plant used—in this case, the hemp plant. The total amount of hemp extract or oil (in milligrams) per serving should be specified. If you only declare the amount of CBD per serving in the facts panel, the product will appear to be an isolate. You can separate the cannabidiol and list the amount(s) per serving for clarity.
A Nutrition Facts panel on the back will be required if your product is a food or beverage. Because these differ slightly from the Supplements Facts panel, you should consult the FDA Food Labeling Guide. On the other hand, the front of the package has roughly the same requirements as a supplement.
5. Don’t Spotlight The CBD
We understand that “CBD” is appealing. However, we recommend to position your product as a hemp or full-spectrum cannabinoid product rather than just a CBD product. Why not call it what it is if you sell a holistic, full-spectrum hemp plant product? A comprehensive focus on hemp and entourage effect of cannabinoids full spectrum will identify CBD-containing products from isolated CBD drugs. In addition, restricting health benefits claims to what is acceptable for foods and dietary supplements may reduce the risk of falling under FDA enforcement radar.
6. Follow The Guidelines.
If you want to label correctly, follow the FDA’s Labeling Guidance documents for Dietary Supplements and Foods. All labeling requirements can be found in these resources. Remember that all other marketing claims you make about your product must also adhere to these guidelines.
GET ACCURATE CBD LABELING
CBD product labeling can be difficult and perplexing. Make certain to follow FDA, FTC, and state-specific regulations. You can also seek professional assistance. Fulfillplex is a top ecommerce fulfillment company specializing in print on demand fulfillment. You can easily design and order CBD labels online to your exact specifications. Simply customize with your compliance requirements and place your order. Contact us to learn how we can assist you in achieving accurate labeling.