Food and Food Supplements Regulatory Services in Nigeria

Food and Food Supplements
Regulatory Services in Nigeria


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, and distribution of food products in Nigeria. It is necessary to emphasize that, no food products shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, or distributed in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with the provisions of the NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Act CAP N1 (LFN) 2004, other related legislations and the accompanying guidelines.

In order to market some products, they must be submitted to a process of administrative authorization. This process exists to safeguard public health by ensuring the quality of products such as drugs, food, cosmetics, chemicals, biologicals, and medical devices. The guidelines are for the interest of the general public and, importers of herbal remedies/dietary supplements in Nigeria. A written application for the registration of imported herbal remedies/dietary supplements should be made on the company’s letterhead paper to the Director-General – NAFDAC. A separate application form should be submitted for each product.

As the NAFDAC product registration process is stringent, it could be cumbersome and tedious if not done in an appropriate manner. The major reason is the lack of working information on what is required. This could lead to wasted time and energy, as the unprepared applicant goes back and forth. Freyr team has full expertise in NAFDAC Product registration.


Freyr Expertise

  • Regulatory Strategy for Dietary Supplements in Nigeria
  • Classification of Food Products/Food Product Classification
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Label and Claims Review
  • Dossier Compilation and Submission to the Health Authority
  • Legal Representative Services
  • Regulatory Intelligence Report
  • GMP Audit Support and Trademark Registration
  • Import Guidance
  • Regulatory Support for Obtaining Import Permit
  • Support for Warehouse Inspection by NAFDAC
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


End-to-end Regulatory consultation for NAFDAC product Registration


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


Strong relationship with NAFDAC


Structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the products