Food and Food Supplement Registration

A food supplement cannot be legally marketed unless it has undergone the registration process. Food supplement registration is a meticulous procedure that entails submitting detailed documentation and evidence to Regulatory authorities, ensuring compliance with all mandatory standards and requirements for the safety and efficacy of food products.

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Food and Food Supplement Registration – Overview

Food supplement registration is a process that involves submitting detailed documentation and evidence to Regulatory authorities, demonstrating that the product meets all the necessary standards and requirements before its market launch.  

Classifying food supplements according to standards is essential to make them compliant ready. Food product classification is challenging as it depends on various factors like intended use, presentation form, ingredients used, usage levels, borderline products (drug-food interface), ingredients falling both in the drug and food categories (such as vitamins and minerals). Food Supplements are referred to differently by global Health Authorities (HAs). Some of the terminologies used are ‘health supplements,’ ‘dietary supplements’ (USA), ‘food supplements’ (EU/UK), ‘nutraceuticals,’ ‘Health Functional Foods (HFF), ‘health functional beverages,’ ‘foods for special dietary use,’ ‘functional foods,’. Food product classification can vary from country to country. To obtain for a food supplement l in any country, one must determine the class or category based on the regulations and requirements of the respective HA.

Freyr offers an extensive array of Regulatory assistance to companies to determine first the classification of their food supplement and then registration. We also provide specialized Regulatory services like region-specific food product classification, formulating reviews for acceptability of food ingredients/dietary ingredients, vitamins, minerals, and food additives, identification of prohibited ingredients, pre-formulation assessment, Novel ingredient identification, and recommendations on the reformulation. Freyr experts assist in devising Regulatory strategies and pathways for successful launch of food product and supplements in the market.

Food and Food Supplement Registration

  • Food product classification/ Product categorization.
  • Formula review for acceptability of vitamins, minerals, and food additives.
  • Region-specific food and food supplement classification.
  • Regulatory pathway or strategy for deciding on the classification.
  • Pre-formulation Regulatory assessment.
  • Providing recommendations on the reformulation of the product.
  • Identification of prohibited ingredients.
  • Cost-effective consultation services.
  • End-to-end Regulatory consultation for classification of Functional foods/Food products/Product classification.
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of Food and Food Supplements (FDS) like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, and much more.
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities.
  • Extensive partner network across the globe.
  • A strong relationship with different health authorities.
  • A structured approach to ensure quick market access.