Food Supplement Classification

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Food Supplement Classification


Food Product Classification - Overview

The classification of products in the food-health product interface is challenging as it is dependent on various factors like intended use, presentation form, ingredients used, usage levels, borderline products (drug-food interface), ingredients falling both in the drug and food category (vitamins and minerals) and other factors. Food and food supplements are termed and referred to differently by global Health Authorities (HAs). Some of the terminologies used are ‘health supplements,’ ‘dietary supplements’ (USA), ‘food supplements’ (EU/UK), ‘nutraceuticals,’ ‘Health Functional Foods (HFF), ‘health functional beverages,’ ‘foods for special dietary use,’ ‘functional foods,’ and so on. Food supplement classification can vary from country to country. One must determine the class or category based on the regulations and requirements of the respective HA.

Freyr offers a comprehensive range of Regulatory assistance to companies to determine the classification of their product. Freyr provides specialized Regulatory services like region-specific food product classification, food supplement classification, formulating reviews for 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 successful product launches.

Freyr Expertise and Advantages


Food Product Classification - Freyr Expertise

  • 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.


Food Product Classification - Freyr Advantages

  • 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.