Sale of food supplements through Amazon
The sale of food supplements through platforms such as Amazon in European countries.
The sale of food supplements, however, must respect the food supplements legislation. If the sports or natural nutrition food supplements sold are of their own brand or of their own distribution, they must be notified to the health authorities.
This is established by Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States regarding food supplements. According to this law, it is established that the communication of placing on the market (notification) by the person responsible for the first commercialization in the European market in question is mandatory.
Therefore, if they are their own brand food supplements, they must be notified in the market of the country where they are to be marketed. In this case, it will be necessary to see the composition of the food supplements to see if they would be accepted in the country in question.
If they are foodstuffs of current consumption (protein-based powdered foods, bars, flours, cookies, gels, etc.) as they are not subject to notification, it would simply be necessary to comply with the provisions of Regulation 1169/2011 on The food information provided to the consumer regarding their labeling, as well as being registered in the appropriate activity codes in the Health Registry
From LegaleGo Nutrition as a food consultancy, we are responsible for notifying food supplements in any country of the European Union. Likewise, we review and adapt any food product to the market.