Food and Food Supplement health claims are the statements which link food components to a desired state of health. And product claims (Food label claims) are statements or wordings made on a product label/advertising or promotional material to express about the product performance/ usage/indication/application. Both the claims convey the health benefits of a product to the consumers. In most of the countries there are specific regulations and scientific standards available to make food labeling claims. These should be expressed correctly and are to be substantiated scientifically according to the claim supporting data. These scientific requirements and substantiation can differ based on various factors like, the type of claims, health claims, Nutrient content claims, functional claims, non-additional claims or declarations (like Sugar free, Gluten free, Low fat) for the product of interest and country-specific requirements.
In some countries, in order to get a health claim or any other claim approved, one needs to submit the health claim application to the respective Health Authority (HA). HA then verifies the application and supporting documents/literature in order to authorize the claim on product label.
Freyr offers consultation on new claims/health claims or defining product label claims based on the formulation, type/list of ingredients, product classification, regulations and the number of studies/papers available in scientific literature to justify the claims, which is commonly known as “Claims Substantiation”. Also, Freyr’s health claim experts with an in-depth knowledge Regulatory procedure can assist you with the preparation of the necessary scientific evidence and claim substantiation applications.
- Review product formulas or ingredients to determine whether they qualify for a health claim, nutrient claim or functional claim
- Review food label claims to determine if it qualifies for a health claim or any other type claim
- Review claim statements to ensure compliance with existing regulations
- Literature reviews and preparation & submission of health claim application
- Guidance on claims substantiation data and references
- Claims Substantiation guidance as per Regulatory requirements
- End-to-end claims/functional food claims Regulatory consultation
- Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of health foods like, health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, etc
- Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities
- Claims supporting data consultation and advice
- Extensive partner network across the globe
- Strong relationship with different health authorities
- Structured approach to ensure quick market access