A Natural Product Number (NPN) is an 8-digit number issued to a Natural Health Product (NHP), after an assessment, indicating its approval by Health Canada’s Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products […] Read More >>
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 >>
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 >>
In early January 2018, the Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), the non-profit industry group that provides guidance to industry and Health Canada on acceptable marketing claims, provided an update to the […] Read More >>
In November 2013, Health Canada’s Food Directorate received an application for a therapeutic claim about eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and triglyceride lowering. The information below is a summary […] Read More >>
September 1 has passed and for the natural health product (NHP) industry in Canada this is quite a significant date. As of this date no NHPs on the market in […] Read More >>
NNHPD released many updates recently including: changing the name of the Directorate, finalizing the 3 Class review system for NHPs, announcing a 6 month pilot program for NHPs that fall […] Read More >>
KEARNY, N.J.—Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., developer of the Phase 2 Carb Controller, has received a license from the Natural Health Products Directorate of Ottawa, Canada, to market their products using weight […] 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 >>
November 8, 2013 Phase I of the NHP Compliance and Enforcement transition period is ending December 1, 2013. Companies have been advised to ensure that they are familiar with and […] Read More >>
The NHPD has recently posted new Monographs, on October 9th, for consultation for Reservatrol, Blueberry, Pomegranate, N-acetyl-L-cysteine, Citrus Bioflavonoids and Red Wine Extract the NHPD via the NHPD Electronic Subscriber […] 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 >>
The NHPD has Transitioned the Assessment of NHP Clinical Trial Applications (for primary indications inappropriate for self-care) and Adverse Reaction Reporting to the TPD. Health Canada informed the industry through […] 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 >>
Reprinted from Newhope 360 On Jan. 2, a new set of rules from Health Canada came into effect to limit allowable caffeine in food products. Single-serving beverages may now contain […] Read More >>
Aromatherapy is defined by the NHPD as the branch of botanical medicine which uses essential oils and other volatile/aromatic plant extracts for therapeutic or medicinal effect1. While essential oils and […] Read More >>
A nattokinase product (BXD Nattokinase Q) was recalled by Health Canada on October 29, 2012 (Health Canada 2012), citing a Section 7(d) Notice Of Refusal due to the possibility of […] Read More >>