Center for Food Safety's "Hemp CBD Scorecard" evaluates many of the top hemp CBD producers on their production and processing methods, testing protocols, and transparency to consumers.
Despite the new and rapidly-growing market for CBD products, such as tinctures, capsules, and lotions, for both people and pets; the United States Food and Drug Administration has only provided minimal regulations for these novel products.
CFS evaluated dozens of companies that sell hemp CBD products to compare product policies and practices in the following four categories: (1) Hemp Farming and Organic Certification; (2) Processing; (3) Testing/Auditing; and (4) Transparency. The March 2020 scorecard offers recommendations for consumers and producers of hemp CBD products.
The scorecard shows that companies are moving toward increased transparency about how their products are produced—including posting test results for pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants on their websites—which is an important step in the right direction.