About us

NutraLegal is a company whose approach to food law is based on what is the most important for our client: the product and the national or international market to which it is directed.

Our team is comprised of expert lawyers in international food law, doctors specializing in nutrition, as well as experts in sports nutrition. In this way we can ensure that all legal and commercial conditions are met in order to have a food product in any country or market in the world.

Compliance with EU food legislation has never been so important. With the biggest changes to legislation that have occurred in the period 2012-2016, changes in food labeling, health claims and novel foods come into force immediately. Choosing the right partner to ensure compliance is a critical component of any food business strategy.

The new FSMA / FDA law brings four major changes affecting the domestic industry as well as a US one. Legislative changes focus on the following: Preventive Controls: This is the first time the FDA requires comprehensive prevention controls that encompass all steps in the food chain to minimize the likelihood of problems in the industry with food safety and pollution.

Regarding Latin America, despite the different markets, a harmonization of food standards and inspection and certification procedures undertaken by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay is a strategy that facilitates the consolidation of MERCOSUR through the consideration of CODEX regulations associated with FAO’s technical assistance.

What concerns regulation in Asia, although it also responds to some harmonization of international standards, the big markets establish their own conditions and regulations for the legalization and labeling of food there. Countries like China, India, and other states like Indonesia and Japan have strict conditions for third country food.

In another geographical area, the regulation is observed since January 2011 when RUSSIA became part of the Eurasian Customs Union, along with Belarus and Kazakhstan and later Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. It should be noted that the legislation of the Customs Union has taken reference to the Kyoto Convention for the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Regimes. For example, foodstuffs entering Russian Federation and destined for sale to the public (not for manufacturing) have to comply with the requirements of the Consumer Rights Protection Act and the environment.

In short, we help you with any difficulty you can face and we are with you throughout the whole process of validation and legalization of the labeling and ingredients of the product that your company wants to introduce or market in any part of the world.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not a good act, but a good habit.”

Work philosophy

Preliminary analysis

We identify the need for product and customer compliance. Once we have all the necessary information, we evaluate each case in particular, assessing the objectives and risks both from a legal and commercial point of view.

Personalized advice

Once the analysis is completed and the obstacles identified, the next step is to generate the perfect roadmap to achieve, in the most efficient way, the objectives proposed in the short term (objective and effective compliance of the product in the market) as well as in medium and long term (permanent legal control of legal modifications, market or the product itself).

Constant Support

We bring value of customer support to the continuous and key legal changes in the food sector. We care about the continuous compliance of each product of our client.

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