Food and Food Supplements Regulatory Services in Hong Kong

Food and Food Supplements
Regulatory Services in Hong Kong


Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS), which operates under the Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), is responsible for implementing territory-wide food safety policies and enforcing food-related legislation. In Hong Kong, food intended for sale must be fit for human consumption as defined under the legal framework for food safety control in Part V of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance, Cap.132 and Subsidiary Legislation.

Health food products, depending on their ingredients, are regulated under four (04) different ordinances. These are the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (PHMSO), the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (PPO), the Chinese Medicine Ordinance (CMO), and the Undesirable Medical Advertisements Ordinance (UMAO). Drug Office - Department of Health, Hong Kong, regulates dietary supplements that are to be registered similarly as OTC pharmaceutical products in Hong Kong depending upon the intended claims and ingredients in the formula.

Moreover, nutraceuticals/dietary/health supplements may not need to be registered based on the claims on the product or to be made on the outer packaging depending on the ingredient list. If registration is decided, a robust dossier should be in place. Freyr assists manufacturers to comply with Hong Kong food regulations and enter the market with end-to-end Regulatory support.


Freyr Expertise

  • Food Supplement Classification
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Label and Claims Review
  • Dossier Compilation, Gap Analysis, and Submission
  • Import Guidance
  • Hong Kong Food Regulation Strategy
  • Claims Consultation
  • Hong Kong Food Safety Regulation
  • Compliance with the Hong Kong Food Additive Regulation
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end Regulatory consultation


Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, etc.


Support for region-specific Regulatory activities


Extensive partner network across the globe


A strong relationship with various Health Authorities