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.
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 Authorization
On your behalf we undertake the preparation and submission of applications for the authorization of
- Health claims
- Novel foods
- Nutrient sources
Before drawing up a novel food application it is however important to clarify whether an application is necessary. Numerous applications for novel foods have so far been submitted without any necessity. Especially where pure chemical substances, plant extracts, microorganisms and alternative production processes are applied, it is important to consult us before submitting an application in order to clarify whether or not it is necessary.