Supplements are classified as “food supplements” and must be notified with the EU Directive. In addition to the EU requirements, Belgium proscribes min/max amounts of vitamins and minerals, and plant substances must meet a special list requirement.
In Belgium, Directive 2002/46/EC is followed through three Royal Decrees in place at the National level: Royal Decree of 3 March 1992 regarding nutrients; Royal Decree of 29 August 1997 regarding plants and Royal Decree of 12 February 2009 regarding other substances.
Before launching food supplements in Belgium, products must be notified via an online app called FOODSUP. The notification file contains ingredient information, nutritional analysis, toxicity data and product labelling. There is a government fee for the notification procedure and, once the product is registered, notification numbers are issued by the Belgium government and are required to be listed on the product labels.
NHP Consulting will prepare the required regulatory documentation to achieve market compliance for food supplements in Belgium.