What is hemp?
Hemp, or industrial hemp, plants are cultivars of Cannabis sativa which contain very low levels of THC (less than 1%). Hemp is usually grown on broad acre, outdoor in the summer seasons.
The following products can be made from hemp
Quality control requirements for growers
Cannabidiol must not be present in any food a level greater than 75mg/kg.
- Supporting document 5 – Australian and New Zealand Hemp Regulations (2011), Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.4.4 – Prohibited and Restricted Plants and Fungi TO TAKE EFFECT ON 12 NOVEMBER 2017