Gaining pre-market approvals for new ingredients and food additives, enzymes and flavourings
This has the potential to demonstrate exciting prospects and create a wealth of opportunity. However, there is also a required vigilant awareness of the regulatory requirements when launching these new/GRAS ingredients, food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings onto the global market – especially demonstrating that these are safe for human consumption.
To ensure this protection of consumers’ health and to allow for the free movement of safe food into their internal markets, government authorities around the world have set up pre-market authorisation procedures for any new ingredients or substances that may enter their territories.
Prior to launching a new ingredient onto a market, the ingredient supplier needs to follow a regulatory process that will ensure its ingredient is compliant.
These regulatory requirements and procedures differ from country to county and between markets. For example, the EU, USA, and Canada all have different regulatory classification systems and pre-approval processes.
Leatherhead’s team of scientists, toxicology and regulatory experts can advise on the data requirements and on the most suitable regulatory route to gain approval of new ingredients or substances at a global level. We can provide support in compiling and submitting applications for pre-market approval for new/GRAS ingredients, food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings.
In addition, Leatherhead’s regulatory team has developed strong links with government authorities in major markets around the world and can therefore, very quickly and independently, contact them or answer any of their queries on pre-market approval dossiers.