Dirk Van de Put, CEO of Mondelez (the parent company behind the Oreos brand), said the company is “getting ready” to develop CBD-infused snacks, but indicated that the company doesn’t have plans to add it to its “family brands” such as Oreo, Nilla Wafer, Nutter Butter, or Cadbury chocolates.
In an interview NBC News, Van de Put indicated the company was still waiting federal regulations about potentially adding the compound to food, which has, so far not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
“The space is not clear. It’s a bit clearer in non-food products. In food products, I’m hoping that the FDA will bring some clarity in the coming months.” – Van de Put, via NBC News
Last month, the agency announced they would be holding public hearings this month on the sale of CBD and adding it to food products. Currently, there are no guidelines allowing for such products to be sold.
The lack of regulations did not stop Carl’s Jr. from rolling out it’s Rocky Mountain High burger in Denver, Colorado for 4/20 last month, which was topped with Santa Fe Sauce infused with 5 milligrams of CBD.
Despite this new direction, CBD-infused Oreos do not appear to be in the cards for Mondelez. Van de Put said the company would likely create new product lines for any CBD infusions or add them to its non-family brands.
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