Legal Instinct. Scientific Insight®
Pioneering & effective solutions to the toughest food law challenges.
Headquartered in Milton, with a satellite office in Ely, Legal Foods Ltd is a firm that delivers focused regulatory advice to food businesses throughout the supply chain with the intention of placing legally compliant products and ingredients onto the European market. Our clients range from artisan to multinational food businesses and include producers, manufactures, wholesalers, and distributors.
European food law compliance has never been so important with the biggest changes to legislation occurring over between 2006-2018. Alterations in food labelling, health claims, and novel foods come into force imminently - choosing the right partner to ensure compliance is a critical component of and any food businesses strategy. Our network of world-class scientists, lawyers and regulatory affairs professionals consists of individuals across a wide range of practice areas and jurisdictions. We bring in advisers from international law and accountancy firms that we have a long and successful relationship to deliver on all our clients' requirements.
Legal Foods is a firm with a client-driven approach to food legislation taking on board both commercial and legal requirements to ensure you remain compliant and competitive.
Areas of Practice
In order to ensure full label and packaging compliance with local port authorities and enforcement officers, we offer an exhaustive auditing service. Our expertise in UK and EU law allows a rapid approval system of your labels ensuring the free movement of your products throughout the EU's 27 member states.
TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINES
Traditional herbal medicines (THM) are intended to and designed to be used without supervision by a medicinal practitioner but as still medicines. As such gaining a certificate / registration for a THM requires a significant dossier of evidence. We can help you develop your registration dossier.
NUTRITION & HEALTH CLAIMS
Our specialists have submitted more dossiers to support health claims prior to and preceding the health claims regulation than any other food law company in Europe. This experience allows us to ensure your company is fully aware of the scope and application of this regulation.
It’s true that business often start looking for regulatory affairs advice and guidance when enforcement officers are at the door. Whilst we understand that prevention is better than cure, SME businesses often make mistakes due to poor understanding of their legal obligations. Our long history can help you through the process would found not to be compliant.
European novel foods regulations restrict the sale of ingredients not placed on the market prior to May 1997. We have detailed records of products and ingredients that are not listed on open source databases (i.e. novel foods catalogue). Such data can help retain the use of ingredients on the European market.
VAT is constantly evolving and even in 2018 we see markets such are Ireland altering is VAT status of Food Supplements. When margins are tight having a product zero or standard rated for VAT can make a significant difference to consumer purchasing decisions. Legal Foods can help ensure your in the relevant category and not misclassified.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your regulatory enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.
For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of practice.