Regulatory affairs

From product conception and development through to marketing execution, we can support you with your regulatory affairs to ensure compliance across the board in GB, EU and US markets.

We understand the challenges that companies face when it comes to compliance with regulations. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way. With our help in regulatory affairs, we provide comprehensive guidance and solutions to ensure your products meet the necessary requirements. 

What is regulatory affairs and why is it important?

Regulatory affairs encompasses the services that address regulations and policies governing product development and approval.  

These services play a vital role in ensuring that products on the market have obtained the essential approvals and licences thereby guaranteeing their safety and effectiveness for the intended audience.  

By diligently navigating the regulatory landscape, HRS Communications can support you to uphold public health and ensure the wellbeing of consumers through substantiation of nutrition and health claims associated with the products. 

What are the common issues that companies face when trying to comply to regulatory affairs?

Companies often encounter common challenges when striving to comply with regulatory affairs. These include navigating complex regulations, keeping up with changing requirements, meeting stringent approval processes, adapting to diverse international regulations, maintaining quality standards, and effectively managing post-marketing surveillance. 

How can HRS help?

We’re here to lend our expertise to food, nutrition, and supplement brands, helping you to effectively convey the nutritional and health value of products to target audiences, while ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation in the GB, EU, and US markets.  

Whether you’re at the stage of product conception and development or ready for marketing execution, we can support you with your regulatory affairs.  

With our guidance, you can navigate the complex landscape and ensure compliance across the board, giving you the confidence to bring your products to market successfully. 

How does HRS provide support with the following?

Providing expertise in nutrition claims, health claims, botanical claims, vague claims and comparative claims 

We provide comprehensive advisory services to clients ensuring that the content they utilise across all touch points aligns with the regulations of the respected regions where their products are being promoted. By offering this expertise across multiple regions worldwide, we can assist clients in verifying that all consumer claims made are compliant with relevant regulatory requirements. 

Internal training 

We offer regulatory training to employees, guiding them on effectively communicating the benefits of their products in compliance with consumer claims regulations specific to each country. Our training sessions, available in person or online, include interactive Q&A sessions to ensure clarity on role-specific information. We have provided bespoke training for companies like Olam International and have conducted masterclasses in collaboration with Food Matters Live and the Nutrition Society. Additionally, we can provide a comprehensive claims handbook for ongoing accessibility of information to employees. Our training can also be tailored to meet the specific requirements of different regions or countries. 

Audits and best practice guidance 

We provide thorough content auditing across multiple touch points, including internal documents, editorials, and website content, to ensure regulatory compliance of all claims.  Additionally, we create tailored claims handbooks specific to each client and their products. These handbooks serve as a valuable resource for internal teams, such as marketing, enabling them to promote and discuss product benefits while adhering to the regulations of their respective countries. 

Product descriptions 

We provide expert guidance to companies seeking to promote specific benefits in their products ensuring compliance with the regulations of the countries where the products are being sold.  Whether advising from initial stages or reviewing existing description, we offer recommendations on what can and cannot be said, providing alternative wording when necessary, based on the ingredient levels in their products. 

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