In the European Union, food supplements must be notified prior to or at the same time as they are placed on the market. This is one of the obligations imposed in Directive 2002/46 EC regarding these products. This Directive has been transposed into national laws in each European country.
The commercialization of non-notified products may entail the imposition of administrative sanctions of varying amounts. Although it seems a mere communication before an Authority, this fact entails many more considerations to ensure that after the communication there will be no objections to correct errors for issues that have not been taken into account.
So, for each European country where market of food supplements is intended, notification of placing market must take place. For each country, national rules may apply, so it is very important to count on professionals that are up to date to latests changes and laws regarding food supplements.
For instance, in Spain the regulation on food supplements is still quite limited in terms of substances with nutritional or physiological effect that can be added, so it is necessary to apply the Principle of Mutual Recognition through a prior notification in another country of the European Union to be able to market the product in Spain. Thus, apart from taking into account national regulations, the regulations of the European country of notification will have to be applied.
We make the notification of placing on the market in Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Germany and Spain. In addition to the above, it is equally or more important to the fact that the labeling is correct, that the ingredients and composition it contains are allowed and within the limits that the legislation allows and establishes.
From LexSupplements we help you to make the notification of placing on the market of food supplements in the European country that is necessary, and in Spain. Faced with the reality of a food supplement market increasingly competitive, changing and innovative, it is necessary to have the advice of a food legal consultant that contemplates all options and guide to the best option for your company.