Over the past year, the vigilance on these products has been increased, especially on those sold online. One of the most important consequences has been the de-listing of the non-compliant products from online platforms.
Since 2002, the European Union has a specific framework directive for food supplements (Directive 2002/46/EC). Food supplements are subject to the general obligations of food law. This involves different parameters like the information communicated to consumers, the hygiene and food safety rules to be respected or the composition of the product.
This text being a directive, Member States can also have some specificities, especially with regard to authorised / restricted / forbidden plants.
Finally, there is increasing attention from health authorities in this sector, as cases of misuse or improper use precautions can have serious health consequences.
Does your product meet the food supplement directive specifications? What are the different laws concerning food supplements? What are the mandatory information to have on your label? How to ensure its compliance to sell it on an online retailing platform?
After some time spent as Formulation Development Officer and Biology & Formulation Engineer, Cornélia joined EcoMundo’s teams in Paris as a Sales Representative. She specialises in the cosmetics and food supplement industry.
Cosmetics Regulatory Expert
After a degree in Materials Engineering from Polytech Grenoble and various experiences in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, Marie is now working as a Cosmetic Regulatory Affairs Officer. Marie works as a Cosmetic Regulatory Affairs Officer.