Notification of placing a foodstuff for particular nutritional use on the market
From the following foodstuffs for particular nutritional use a notification is required:
- Infant formulae
- Foods for special medical purposes manufactured in Finland or products which has not bee sold in any other EU country
When the above mentioned product is at put on the market first time within the European Economic Area in Finland, the manufacturer or the importer shall make a notification to the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.
The notification can be made using a free-form notification form and it shall be accompanied by a model of the label. The Finnish Food Safety Authority will confirm the reception of the notification of a foodstuff for particular nutritional use by a letter. As stipulated in the Food Act the food operator is responsible for the conformity of the product to the decree on foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses and to other decrees on foodstuffs. These notifications are processed, the conformity of the product to law is evaluated and the decision of the Finnish Food Safety Authority is sent to the food operator.
Where the same product is subsequently placed on the market in another Member State the manufacturer or the importer shall provide the competent authority of that Member State with the same information, together with an indication of the recipient of the first notification.
Where an infant formulae has been placed on the market for the first time within the European Economic Area in some other country than Finland, and at that time a notification has been made to the competent authority of the Member State in question, the Finnish Food Safety Authority shall be provided with the information of the reception of the first notification as well as of the contents of the notification when the product is placed on the market in Finland. A copy of the reply received from the competent authority of the Member State where the product has been put on the EU market for the first time must be enclosed.
Fee for notification
The fee for the reception of a notification of a infant formuale and foods for special medical purposes use is charged according to the Decision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the fees charged for the services produced by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.