meyer.science GmbH assists you on all issues relating to food and foodstuffs. We offer support throughout the processes of product development, verification of marketability and product labeling up to the legally compliant enhancement of your advertising texts for a successful marketing of your product.
At the stage of product development it is essential as a first step to classify the product correctly. Based on the product recipe we clarify definition issues: is the product to be classified as food or as a medicinal product?
In addition to selecting the appropriate product category, we also provide comprehensive advice on regulatory, scientific and legal requirements.
We also provide advice in questions concerning novel food. So far numerous novel food applications have been submitted without any necessity. It is advisable to contact us prior to the submission of an application especially where pure chemical substances, plant extracts, microorganisms and alternative production processes are involved, in order to clarify whether your substance has to be classified as a novel food in the first place from a legal point of view.
In the ever-growing field of Novel Foods, we are always up to date and provide you with comprehensive advice. Are you unsure whether your ingredient is to be classified as novel and whether you need to submit an application for approval at all? This is the most important question and therefore the right approach! First, it must be clarified whether or not there is a Novel Food in purely legal terms. But please avoid the official consultation procedures and ask us as a first step.
Evaluation - novel or not?
In a first step, it has to be clarified whether a Novel Food according to Regulation 2015/2283 is present at all and thus whether an application is necessary. Numerous Novel Food applications have been filed so far without any necessity. In doing so, we subject the classification criteria and case groups of Novel Foods according to VO 2015/2283 to a critical look - with legal support from the law firm meyer.rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.
Only after this fundamental examination, together we decide how to proceed.
meyer.science GmbH delivers comprehensive advice with regard to health claims. We offer the following services:
Draft study design of scientific studies for submission of application
On the basis of a detailed analysis of the EFSA opinions on rejected applications together with the guidelines published by EFSA, we have compiled an internal database with the EFSA do’s and don’ts with regard to all thematic areas filed so far. Based on this pool of information, we are in a position to draw up the best possible study design for you at EFSA level and thus enhance your chances of obtaining authorization.
Filing of Application
We also file applications on your behalf for the authorization of a health claim and advise you with regard to the necessary regulatory procedures.
Dossiers and Applications for AuthorizationBesides the most prominent examples, Novel Foods and Health Claims, many other substances are subject to authorization. We take care of the preparation and submission of the authorization dossiers for:
- Food Improvement Agents (enzymes, additives, flavors, smoke flavors)
- Special ingredients in infant formula and follow-on formula
- Nutrient sources for food supplements and for food fortification
- EU exemptions for allergen labeling
- Substances used in the manufacture of food contact materials
- Feed additives