Additives and supplements

We work together with importers, producers and suppliers of food additives and supplements. In every chain, an importer or producer must use a HACCP-based food safety system. Traceability is also mandatory. In this way, a company complies with the legislation.

Food supplements

According to the European legislation on food supplements, only vitamin and mineral compounds whose efficacy and safety are demonstrable may be used. The NVWA examines, among other things, the quality of herbal preparations and monitors the market for the presence of prohibited herbs. For example, there is a standard that applies to the presence of carcinogenic PAHs such as benzo-α-pyrene.


Additieven worden toegevoegd aan levensmiddelen om de eigenschappen er van te veranderen. Zij staan vaak met E-nummers op etiketten vermeld. In Verordening (EU) nr. 1333/2008 staat welke additieven aan (welke) levensmiddelen toegevoegd mogen worden. Ook kleur- en zoetstoffen zijn in deze verordening opgenomen.

Tailor-made advice

Because of the abundance of laws and rules that can seem overwhelming, we are happy to provide clarity. We provide tailor-made advice about dosages and the use of additives so that any ambiguity about what is or is not permitted is clarified. In addition, we offer guidance in labelling so that all your product information complies with current legislation.

Experiences of our customers


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