DEVELOPING A COMPLIANT AND SAFE PRODUCT AND MARKETING IT IN THE EU
📅 Tuesday 21st April 2020
🕚 9:30 am - 10 am (CET)
Since 2002, the European Union has a specific framework directive for food supplements (Directive 2002/46/EC), giving them a specific status, distinct from other foodstuffs.
On the other hand, as foodstuffs, food supplements are also 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. These provisions, whether specific or general, create a specific regulatory context for this sector.
Moreover, 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 assess health effects of a plant-based food supplement?
Biological Engineer & Toxicologist