Novel Food Registration in the UK

Novel Food Registration in the UK

Novel Food Registration in the UK - Overview

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for food safety and hygiene across the United Kingdom (UK). Due to Brexit, the UK became the third country on December 31, 2020, and published a batch of technical guidance documents for businesses on the implications of its exit from the European Union (EU). Now, in the post-Brexit era, a Food Business Operator (FBO) UK, who is the responsible operator, must be identified, and the address should be mentioned on the label of food products.

The products intended to be placed in the UK require separate evaluations now. Thus, food and food supplement brand owners or manufacturers must be prepared to comply with the new regulations laid down by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

According to the food regulations in the UK, there is no requirement for registering imported foods and food supplements, except for the introduction of novel foods.

Certain food products that fall under the category of “Regulated Foods” require authorization before they are sold in the UK, as per Food Standards Agency (FSA) food safety guidelines. These products require dossier compilation and consultation with the Health Authority (HA).

For novel food registration in the UK, pre-market safety assessment and authorization are required. Freyr assists manufacturers in streamlining their market-entry activities, providing them with end-to-end Regulatory support.


Novel Food Registration in the UK - Freyr Expertise

  • Post-Brexit-related Consultation.
  • Food Product/Food Supplement Classification.
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment/Product Compliance.
  • Label and Claims Review.
  • Food Product/Food Supplement Registration in the UK.
  • Food Labeling Regulations the UK.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI) Report.
  • Product-Specific Regulatory Guidelines/Standards.
  • Novel Food Inquiry Submission.
  • Novel Food Registration in the UK.
  • Guidance for Import Food Regulations in the UK.
  • Claims Consultation and Substantiation.
  • Legal Representation (LR) services for Non-UK Operators.
Freyr Advantages


Novel Food Registration in the UK - Freyr Advantages


End-to-end Regulatory consultation with regards to Food Standards Agency (FSA).


A qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, Health Functional Foods (HFFs), health functional beverages, Foods for Special Dietary Use (FSDU), etc.


Support in region-specific Regulatory activities.


An extensive partnership network across the globe.


A strong relationship with various Health Authorities (HAs).


End-to-end consultation support for any novel food registration in the UK.