News from Queen of Hearts Hemp Foods

February 4th 2019

Hemp Seed GRAS Status has Queen of Hearts Hopeful

Hemp seeds are now officially recognized as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December. That gives many companies confidence in putting hemp seed foods on the shelves and adding hemp hearts and other hemp seed produce to their finished products without any question as to whether it’s safe or legal. It’s both!
Provender member Queen of Hearts Hemp Foods, the only hemp food processor west of Colorado, hopes to see an uptick in hemp farming and production as a result of the GRAS status. “We would love to be able to double acreage with our farmers in 2019 because of both the farm bill and the GRAS status of the seed,” says Tonia Farman, Queen of Hearts CEO. Queen of Hearts work solely with American Farmers to grow high quality seeds for their products.