For some time, we have been observing an increased number of proceedings related to the questioning of a particular classification of foodstuffs. Such a dispute may even result in banning further sale of the product and severe sanctions being imposed.
Such disputes may take place not only at the stage of notification of the Chief Sanitary Inspector, but also later, as a result of, for example, the inspection carried out by the state county sanitary inspector.
We provide assistance in particular in:
- disputes regarding a request to change the classification of a foodstuff intended for particular nutritional uses as a food supplement
- proceedings aimed at requiring the re-classification of a dietary supplement into a medicinal product as a result of the use of doses considered to be therapeutic
- proceedings aimed at requiring the re-classification of a food supplement or other foodstuff to a medicinal product as a result of the attribution of medicinal properties to them (e.g. in advertising and in the content placed on the packaging or leaflet)
- proceedings conducted by the Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector as a result of the recognition that the advertising of the food supplement is attributed to the properties of the medicinal product.