Notification of placing a foodstuff for particular nutritional use on the market

From the following foodstuffs for particular nutritional use a notification is required:

  1. Infant formulae
  2. Foods for special medical purposes 
    • notification is required from 22.2.2019 of all the new foods for special medical purposes that are placed on the Finnish market and
    • from 22.2.2020 of all the new food for special medical purposes developed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of infants .

When the above mentioned product is at put on the Finnish market  the manufacturer or the importer shall make a notification to the Finnish Food Authority.  

The notification can be made by using a Finnish Food Authority's notification form and it shall be accompanied by a model of the label.

The Finnish Food Authority will confirm the reception of the notification of a foodstuff for particular nutritional use by an email or by a letter. As stipulated in the Food Act the food operator is responsible for the conformity of the product to the relevant legislation related to these products. 


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 Authority. More information of the fees.

Page last updated 4/15/2020