Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Leading Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

lawyers providing phenomenal regulatory

compliance advice to enable you to achieve

amazing results for your Nutraceuticals and

Functional Foods


Our leading nutraceuticals lawyers will advise you on the protection, manufacture, sale, distribution and/or marketing of your nutraceuticals meaning your food products, food supplements (proteins, minerals and vitamins and other substances with beneficial nutritional effect), herbal products, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, nanotechnology, vitamins, minerals, containing naturally derived bioactive natural ingredients with health benefits.



An expert lawyer will be able to advise you on the protection, manufacture, sale, distribution and/or marketing of your functional foods meaning foods containing ingredients that provide food health-promoting properties that exceed their nutritional values, including, probiotic yoghurts and functional water.



Our outstanding intellectual property lawyers will advise and assist you with the protection of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) in and to your products and processes.  



If the food product or ingredients are new to the EU then we can advise you on whether the products or ingredients should be classed or marketed as novel foods. We will assist you with obtaining authorisation under the EU procedures for novel foods.




There are a number of regulations and directives that cover compliance of your nutraceuticals. Your functional foods are regulated in the EU by one main regulation as in force from time to time. Our quality regulatory lawyers are experienced in advising in this sector. Some of our services include:


  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Advice on How to Design Clinical Trials to obtain evidence to Support Health Claims for Functional Foods
  • Advice and Representation regarding Regulatory Investigations and Enforcement
  • Assessment of Products and Ingredients
  • Characterisation of Active Ingredients including Identification of Bacterial Strains
  • Classification of Products and Ingredients
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Compliance under the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • Compositions of Products
  • Corporate Law
  • Disbribution
  • Dossier Preparation for Functional Foods for submission to EFSA under Article 13 Procedure
  • Functional Beverages
  • Health Claims
  • Import and Export
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Labelling and Packaging
  • Substantiation of Health Claims based on Human Data
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing Authorisation Submissions and Post-licence activities
  • Misleading Advertising
  • Novel Foods
  • Nutritional Claims
  • Preparation for Scientific Advice Meetings
  • Regulatory Strategy
  • Resolving Regulatory Enquiries
  • Trading Standards Advice

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'Working with the regulatory team at RT Coopers was a real pleasure. They took the time to understand our requirements and was patient with my many follow up questions. They provided excellent advice that we could rely on with confidence. A thoroughly professional firm of solicitors with great support staff. I would not hesitate in recommending the firm to anyone who needs solid legal advice. Thank you.' Prash Lagisetti


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