On July 20, 2022, Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), introducing new regulations for supplemented foods as a category. These new regulations continue to protect […] Read More >>
New labelling requirements announced by Health Canada in Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 156, Number 14 titled “Regulations Amending the Natural Health Products Regulations” have come into effect as of […] Read More >>
Natural Health Products (NHPs) are widely purchased and used by many Canadians. Consumers have the expectation that natural health products are fit for their purpose and there is a reasonable […] Read More >>
Has having a natural health product license application just getting accepted into the queue felt like an accomplishment? Have you been waiting on an Application Acknowledgement Letter (AAL) from the Natural […] Read More >>
One of Health Canada’s largest initiatives in the past few years has been the Self-Care Framework, which implements a different approach to regulating products, that are purchased and applied directly […] Read More >>
Health claims are integral to the success of Natural Health Products (NHPs) here in Canada. They provide products with a competitive edge in the marketplace and consumers with the information […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently announced the initiation of the Stop Illegal Marketing of Drugs and Devices (SIM-DD) program. Health Canada’s introduction of this particular program is part of its contribution […] Read More >>
Health Canada recently gave updates to 27 monographs and provided notice of extended licence processing timelines. Read more to ensure compliance with the latest NNHPD updates. 1. Green Tea Extract […] Read More >>
We have received notice that the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) will initiate a new policy with respect to post-licence audit failures. The NNHPD implemented a new […] Read More >>
On May 21st, the NHPD released the Quarterly snapshot for Q4 indicating more streamlined review, aided by the release of new monographs. Readers of dicentra’s Regulatory Updates will know that […] Read More >>
Reprinted from Functional Ingredients Many are already aware of Canada’s much more stringent and cumbersome regulatory model for supplements (called Natural Health Products, or NHPs, in Canada). Every product needs […] Read More >>
As of September 2, 2013, Health Canada is transferring the responsibility of International Trade Certificates issuance to independent 3rd parties. Any request received prior to September 2, 2013 will still […] Read More >>
In December 2012, the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) released two new guidance documents to provide clarity on the evidence for safety and efficacy of natural health products (NHPs) required […] Read More >>
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