If you are currently using a COVID-19 Site Licence to manufacture, package, label, or import alcohol-based hand sanitizers, your licence will expire September 30, 2021. Background In August of 2020, […] Read More >>
On July 16, 2021, Health Canada issued a Notice to Interested Parties about a Proposal to amend the Cosmetic Regulations.According to the notice, the Proposal is open to pre-consultation from […] Read More >>
A clinical trial protocol is a document that is designed to outline all details of a clinical trial. It is the main document referred to throughout the trial lifecycle and […] Read More >>
In May of 2021, Health Canada announced a proposal to modernize the regulatory framework for Clinical Trials. This proposal hopes to help improve support the introduction of novel safe and […] Read More >>
Within a business, the organizational work culture integrates larger groups of people, not individuals alone, and this reflects on how these groups interact and behave. Food businesses are no different, […] Read More >>
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is an amino acid that was approved by the FDA as a drug in 1963. Its primary uses as a drug include relieving symptoms of respiratory ailments as […] Read More >>
According to a keynote speech during New Hope Network’s Spark Brand Success event in March of 2021, organic food and beverage sales in the United States rose 13% to $186 […] Read More >>
Amazon has made changes on Seller Central, this time to their policies for medical gloves sold on their marketplace. Sellers on Amazon are being alerted to new forms of documentation […] Read More >>
Back in the 1960s a revolutionary breakthrough in x-ray technology lead to the invention of the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) machine. This new technology, introduced by Dr. Richard Cameron and […] Read More >>
Important update for anyone who manufactures, packages, labels, or imports sesame or products that contain or may contain (come into contact with) sesame into the United States. On April 23, […] Read More >>
Just months after announcing that new documentation would be required for supplements sold on their marketplace, Amazon has again updated their requirements, this time without an announcement. In this latest […] Read More >>
Are you concerned that the dietary products that you consume are safe and that the environment in which they are manufactured is up to a particular standard? Well, you should […] Read More >>
The pathway to market governing the assessment of novel food authorizations in the United Kingdom has recently changed and this could affect your regulatory responsibilities. Prior to Brexit, the European […] Read More >>
Health Canada’s new NHP GMP Inspection Pilot Program is here and depending on the outcome, it could be here to stay. If made permanent, this program will mark the beginning […] Read More >>
Changes are coming to food importers of meat, fish, dairy, eggs, processed eggs, processed fruits and vegetables, honey, maple, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other unstandardized food products. Starting March 15, 2021, […] Read More >>
Dietary supplement marketers selling on Amazon are now being asked to provide testing results and other manufacturing information on their supplement products in order to remain on Amazon’s site for […] Read More >>
To quote Henry David Thoreau, “it is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.  The question is:  What are we busy about.” The Safe Food Quality Institute (SQFI) […] Read More >>
In May of 2019, Health Canada announced a “Notice of Consultation on the Prescription Drug List: Vitamin D”. This notice opened up to public consultation the proposal to amend the Prescription […] Read More >>
If you are involved in the importation or distribution of Medical Devices related to the COVID crises in Canada, then no doubt you are aware of Health Canada’s online database […] Read More >>
Clinical trials proceed with four phases to assess the safety and efficacy of an Investigational Product (IP) [1]. The sample size should be considered with extra care for each of […] Read More >>