Foods which must be notified to the FSAI
Certain food products that are being placed on the Irish market for the first time must be notified to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). These foods include:
- Food supplements
- Foods for special medical purposes
- Infant formula or follow-on formula
As part of the notification process, a model of the label used for that product must be forwarded to the FSAI. Where the above foods have been notified to the FSAI and have subsequently been reformulated or relabelled (i.e. a change in ingredients or ingredient levels or health claims) these should be notified as if it were a new food supplement.
Food Supplements: Will a change of address on the label from the UK to an EU address require re-notification?
No. A re-notification will not be necessary for food supplements already notified to FSAI. However, food businesses will be required to make the necessary changes to the name and address in each notification and complete the steps as a self-declaration process. Only the name and address can be changed this way, all other changes to the supplement in terms of ingredient formulation or other labelling information requires a re-notification. We are currently working on an IT solution to provide this option. Once this is in place the change to your notification can be made once you log into your notifications.
Foods for special medical purposes: Will a change of address on the label from the UK to an EU address require re-notification?
Infant formula or follow-on formula: Will a change of address on the label from the UK to an EU address require re-notification?
Last reviewed: 10/4/2019