Notification of placing a food for specific group on the market

A notification is required when the following foods for specific groups are placed on the market:

  1. Infant formulae
  2. Follow-on formulae in the following cases:
    1. it contains other substances than those listed in Annex II of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/127 
    2. it is manufactured from protein hydrolysates
  3. Foods for special medical purposes 
  4. Total diet replacement for weight control

When the above mentioned products are placed on the Finnish market the manufacturer or the importer of the product shall make a notification to the Finnish Food Authority.  

The notification can be made through the Finnish Food Authority's Electronic Service or by using a notification form found on this webpage. The notification shall be accompanied by a model of the label.

The Finnish Food Authority will confirm the reception of the notification of a food for specific group 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

A fee for the reception of the notification 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. 

If the processing of the notification is suspended due to missing information or the submitted notification is cancelled, half of the processing fee will be charged.

Page last updated 2/14/2023