A “Brand Name” is defined as the name under which your NHP (Natural Health Product) is registered or sold. Selecting a “Brand Name” for your NHP is an important part […] Read More >>
On July 15, 2020, the next scheduled compliance date for the Safe Food for Canadians Act & Regulations came into effect for businesses in the manufactured food sector. The compliance […] Read More >>
In addition to governing pharmaceutical and medical device research, Health Canada provides oversight and approval of nutraceutical clinical research and natural health products conducted in Canada. This integrated approach allows […] Read More >>
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada implemented in March and April 2020 interim measures aimed to facilitate the importation of products that can help to limit the spread […] Read More >>
Consider this hypothetical situation: you’ve got this great food product, maybe it’s one of the best on the market, or perhaps it’s a one of a kind with no real […] Read More >>
The Safe Food for Canadians Act & Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019, and had outlined compliance dates in 2020 and 2021 based on the type of food […] Read More >>
The Government of Canada defines an International Trade Certificate (ITC) as “a document which speaks to the regulatory status of a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada and/or the Canadian […] Read More >>
To facilitate the distribution of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, the US FDA recently issued a guidance document titled “Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health […] Read More >>
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new guidance document to help expand the availability of surgical apparel, including gowns, hoods, and surgical & patient examination gloves, in […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently released an Interim Order (IO) for the importation and sale of Class-IV medical devices used to diagnose, treat, or prevent COVID-19. **note: An interim order is […] Read More >>
Recent news about an employee testing positive for COVID-19 has prompted the Canadian Federal Inspection Agency (CFIA) to release update guidance about preventing and responding to COVID-19 in meat slaughter […] Read More >>
On April 1, the Ontario Government announced a $50 million fund called “The Ontario Together Fund” which is intended to help businesses produce essential medical products amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently announced a number of actions they’re taking in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. These actions involve temporary exemptions for the importation of disinfectants/hand sanitizers and […] Read More >>
The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an unprecedented public health situation in the United States of America, disrupting supply chains and creating shortages of products aimed at preventing infection. As a […] Read More >>
The team at dicentra has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and has been active in taking the necessary steps to help protect the health and safety of both our […] Read More >>
With the recent announcement that Coronovirus has gone pandemic, consumers are flooding supermarkets, and preparing for indeterminate periods of self-isolation. All the while the marketplace is reeling, seeing demand for […] Read More >>
Companies following the media coverage surrounding Coronavirus may be interested to know that their Broad Spectrum viricides could be eligible to be used as an Expected Claim related to Emerging […] Read More >>
Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), the most common […] Read More >>
Be aware that Health Canada is actively testing “Performance Supplements” on the market. Implementation of a quality program in accordance with GMP is the only way to ensure product integrity and avoid enforcement actions. Read More >>
As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve for the nascent CBD-hemp industry in the USA, many have questioned whether cannabidiol (CBD) the non-psychoactive component naturally occurring in hemp is generally […] Read More >>