Food & Food supplements Regulatory Support in Nigeria


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, and distribution of food products in Nigeria. It is necessary to emphasize that no food products shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, or distributed in Nigeria unless they have been registered in accordance with the provisions of the NAFDAC Act CAP N1 (LFN), 2004, other related legislations, and the accompanying guidelines.

In order to market some products, they must be submitted to a process of administrative authorization. This process exists to safeguard public health by ensuring the quality of products such as drugs, food, cosmetics, chemicals, biologicals, and medical devices. The guidelines are in the interest of the general public and importers of herbal remedies/dietary supplements in Nigeria. A written application for the registration of imported herbal remedies/dietary supplements should be made on the company’s letterhead to the Director-General, NAFDAC. A separate application form must be submitted for each product.

As the NAFDAC product registration process is stringent, it could be cumbersome and tedious if not done in an appropriate way. The major reason is the lack of working information on what is required. This could lead to wasted time and energy as the unprepared applicant goes back and forth. Freyr’s team has full expertise in NAFDAC product registration.

Freyr Expertise

  • Regulatory Strategy for Nigeria
  • Classification of Food Products
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Dietary Supplements Product Registration Nigeria
  • Label and Claims Review
  • Compilation and Submission of Dossier to Health Authority
  • Legal Representation
  • Regulatory Support Report
  • GMP Audit Support and Trademark Registration
  • Import Guidance
  • Regulatory Support for Obtaining Import Permit
  • Support for Warehouse Inspection by the NAFDAC

Freyr Advantages

  • End-to-end Regulatory consultation for NAFDAC product registration
  • Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, etc.
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory activities
  • Extensive partner network across the globe
  • A strong relationship with the NAFDAC
  • A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure speed to market for the product
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