Monitor low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp as food

This activity will monitor the process to allow the sale of hemp seed food and identify any compliance or implementation issues.

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The aims of this activity are to:

  • monitor implementation of the legislative changes to allow the sale of low-THC hemp seeds as food
  • identify the issues that need resolving to successfully implement changes to the Food Standards Code.


The Food Regulation Standing Committee has set up a working group to undertake this work.


The April 2017 meeting of the food ministers.


A survey of low-THC hemp seed food was completed through the Coordinated Food Survey Plan.

Australian states and territories and New Zealand food authorities will continue to monitor the compliance of low-THC hemp food products in the market place. They will take action as needed.

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