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Voluntary Notification of Health Supplements and Traditional Medicines

Find out how to complete your notification of health supplements (HS) and traditional medicines (TM) with HSA.

Overview

Dealers may voluntarily notify HSA of the health supplements and traditional medicines supplied in Singapore. Companies must provide HSA with the relevant documents to demonstrate that their products meet the necessary safety and quality standards. For further information on the safety and quality standards, please refer here for HS and for TM, as applicable. Only products that are compliant with the safety and quality standards will be published here.

Who can submit a notification

You must be a locally registered company with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) to submit a product notification.

Currently, we accept voluntary notification for the following types of products: 

  • weight loss,
  • pain relief,
  • male vitality enhancement, and
  • vitamin and mineral supplements.

HSA will gradually include other product types eligible for product notification in the subsequent phases.

Documents required 

Dealers are required to use this form to submit your notification.

To complete the notification submission, the following documents must be submitted as attachments in an email to HSA_TMHS@hsa.gov.sg within 2 working days of submitting the notification form.

  1. Copy of the submitted form
  2. Manufacturer's licence/certification
  3. Certificate of Analysis (including appropriate test parameters, their specification and references)
  4. Final artwork or product label (including the location of batch number and expiry date)
  5. Product leaflet (if any)
  6. Laboratory test report for toxic heavy metal and microbial limits (including method reference)*
  7. Laboratory test report for poisons screening (depending on product type)*
  8. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) undertaking form33 KB (if applicable)
  9. Undertaking Form for Website Address or QR Code on Packaging Materials12 KB (if applicable)
  10. Checklist on documentary requirements for voluntary notification of CHP (Appendix 2 of Guidelines on the Notification Process and Requirements846 KB)

* Please refer to the Guidelines for Testing Requirements of TM and HS198 KB for more information.

Note: In addition to the above items, we may request for other information relevant to your submission.

Product notification fees

You do not need to pay a fee.

How to submit a notification

A product notification must be accompanied by a complete notification form and the requested declaration or documents demonstrating that product meet the requisite quality and safety standards

  • Ensure you have CorpPass before submitting your notification.
  • Use this form to submit your notification

Refer to the guidelines846 KB for details on the dataset required for product notification.

Please contact HSA at HSA_CHP@hsa.gov.sg should you require further clarifications.

HSA reserves the right, at our discretion, to refuse the notification of products that have non-compliance records or are under investigation by HSA as we have evidence that the dealers appear to be non-compliant with our regulatory requirements. If any product breaches the notification conditions, HSA can remove the product from the list of notified products.

Turn-around-time

The turn-around-time for new product notification submissions is 60 working days, excluding the time taken by you to respond to our request for clarification or additional information (company's stop-clock).

Notification process

The notification process involves a series of steps, as shown below.

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