Food Supplement Classification

Navigating the food-health product interface for product classification is complex, influenced by factors like intended use, ingredients, and overlapping categories. Differing terminologies used by global Health Authorities add to this challenge. Clarity in food supplement classification is crucial for effective regulation and consumer comprehension.

Food Supplement Classification - Overview

The classification of products within the food-health product interface is challenging, as it is largely dependent on various factors such as intended use, presentation form, ingredients, usage levels, borderline products (drug-food interface), and ingredients falling into both drug and food categories (vitamins and minerals). Global Health Authorities (HAs) use different terminologies for food and food supplements. Commonly used terms used are “health supplements,” “dietary supplements” (United States [US]), “food supplements” (European Union [EU]/[UK]), “nutraceuticals,” “Health Functional Foods (HFFs),” “health functional beverages,” “foods for special dietary uses,” “functional foods,” and so on. Due to these variations in terminology, food supplement classification can vary from country to country. Thus, determining the class or category based on the regulations and requirements of country-specific HAs is imperative.

Freyr offers a comprehensive range of Regulatory assistance to companies for determining the classification of their products. Freyr provides specialized Regulatory services like region-specific food product classification, food supplement classification, formulating reviews for the 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 also devises Regulatory strategies and pathways for conducting successful product launches.

Food Supplement Classification

  • Food and food supplement classification or 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/food product classification.
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of Food and Dietary 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 (HAs).
  • A structured approach to ensure quick market access.