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REGISTRATION of FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
Registration of food supplements is in the EU not possible.
The EC has decided in art. 10 of Food Supplement Directive 2002/46 that EU member states must decide themselves if food supplements require a notification, which is a submission of label and other information prior to marketing to the authorities.
The Netherlands, the UK and some other EU countries do not have a notification when entering the market, the authorities rely instead on post-marketing controls.
This makes the importer, distributor completely responsible to be sure that all legal aspects of the product such as Novel Food issues, allowed and not allowed vitamin/mineral substances and botanicals, labelling, nutrition- and health claims, HACCP and marketing / webshop sales methods will be fulfilled to prevent problems after launching of the product.
Importers / distributors must know all aspects of the applicable EU directives and its implementations.
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