Food & Food supplements Regulatory Support in Thailand


The Thai Food and Drug Administration (Thailand FDA) of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is responsible for food product registration in Thailand. The main regulation controlling all food supplements’ registration in Thailand is the Food Act B.E. 2522 (1979), which provides the government and officials the authority to control domestic production and imports and exports of food products for sale and the criteria and penalties for food businesses in Thailand.

According to the food product registration in Thailand, the classification of food products is done in three (03) main categories: Specially Controlled Foods, Standardized Foods, and Other Foods (food that must bear standard labels & general foods). After the food product classification is done, their registration is carried out with the Thailand FDA depending on the category and the Thailand food import regulations.

The size of the nutraceutical and food supplements market in Thailand recorded growth over the six (06)-year period (between 2011 and 2016), with an increase of 18% in the CAGR, and it is expected to grow to a CAGR of 15-20% in the coming years. There is a constant rise in the demand for beauty supplements, weight loss, and sports nutritional products, thus increasing the food product registration in Thailand, which is expected to fuel the market growth.

Freyr Expertise

  • Food product compliance aligning with the Thailand food regulations
  • Food product classification and Regulatory services
  • Formula review/ingredients assessment
  • New ingredient listing on the Thailand FDA database
  • Label and claims review
  • Dossier compilation, review, and submission to the Thailand FDA
  • Food supplements legal representation and Regulatory services in Thailand
  • Regulatory intelligence in Thailand
  • Thailand FDA food registration
  • Import guidance
  • Support in analytical testing of samples
  • Safety assessment of ingredients
  • Food labeling support according to the Thailand FDA standards
  • Translation services
  • Expertise in new ingredient listing in the Thailand FDA and safety assessment of ingredients
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