Health claim applications

Submission of regulated products applications by electronic means only

Applications for regulated products such as feed additives, food enzymes and health claims should now be submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) by electronic means only. Electronic mediums such as CD ROMS, DVDs or USB keys can be used to submit technical dossiers, updates to applications and to respond to requests for additional information. >more…

Health claims made in relation to food products require authorisation under Regulation EC 1924/2006 before they can be used in the labelling and marketing of these products in the EU. Within the context of this authorisation procedure, EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) is responsible for verifying the scientific substantiation of the health claims.

Detailed information on the application procedure, including how to check the status, question number and deadlines, is available on the nutrition pages of the Applications helpdesk section of this website. Guidance documents published by the NDA Panel are also essential reading for the preparation of health claim applications.