Poland

Policy

There is no information on national policy, law and regulation regarding TM/CAM practices.

Contact

National Food and Nutrition Institute                              

Website: http://www.cbr.edu.pl/agroweb/food.html

 

Laws & Regulations

Any foreign company who wishes to market food supplements must receive authorization to do business in Poland.  All food supplements must be registered prior to marketing.  An account of the composition of the product should be sent to the National Food and Nutrition Institute (NFNI), who will then determine if it is dietetic or medicinal. If it is regarded as medicinal it must then be sent to the Drug Institute for assessment by the Office for Registration of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment.  If it is found to be dietetics, the application can then be made to the NFNI for its registration. Based on the final opinion of the NFNI, and the opinion of the National Institute of Hygiene, the Greater Sanitary Inspector grants permissions for food supplements.

Fortified and Functional foods must first receive authorization from the NFNI, and then from the General Sanitary Inspector.

Food products with added botanicals must be assessed by the Qualification Committee of the Office for Registration of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment at the Drug Institute.  After analysis, the product will be sent to the NFNI if it is determined to be a food, or the Drug Institute if it is determined to be medicinal.

Contact

National Food and Nutrition Institute                              

http://www.cbr.edu.pl/agroweb/food.html