Fortification of foods (France)

Fortified foodstuffs are regulated at the EU level by Regulation No. 1925/2006. It authorizes the use of vitamins and minerals specifically listed, as well as of substances, other than vitamins or minerals, which have a nutritional or physiological effect (unless they are on the list of banned or restricted substances), without any specific declaration or authorization procedure. Furthermore, it should be noted that France published a specific text on 16 October 2006 on the addition of vitamins, minerals and other substances, which requires an authorization for the fortification of foodstuffs (Decree No 2006-1264), although the question of its compatibility with European law and its application in practice needs to be ad-dressed.

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 May 2024. We recommend you contact a specialised food lawyer for legal advice for your particular circumstances to support commercial decisions which could impact your product or business.

Julie Legay