Health Canada’s Natural Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) recently announced that beginning at the end of October, they will begin consulting on monograph revisions. This initiative is geared toward enhancing […] Read More >>
On Thursday, September 21, 2023, representatives from dicentra attended the CHFA Now’s Regulatory Forum in Toronto in order to stay informed and be able to provide our clients, prospects, and […] Read More >>
In the ever-evolving landscape of regulatory compliance for the natural health product (NHP) industry in Canada, recent developments such as Bill C-47 (refresher here) and the NHP GMP Inspection Program […] Read More >>
On June 22, 2023, Bill C-47 received Royal Assent, introducing amendments to the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) concerning Natural Health Products (NHPs). These amendments extend the enforcement power of […] Read More >>
On May 12, 2023, Health Canada alerted industry of a new proposal to introduce cost recovery fees for Natural Health Product (NHP) regulatory activities in Canada. The proposal, open for […] Read More >>
As of March 21, 2023, the Natural and Non-prescription Health Product Directorate (NNHPD) began applying new refusal criteria against Site Licence (SL) and Foreign Site Reference Number (FSRN) submissions, as […] 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 Canada has recently notified the industry that TMAL (Temporary Marketing Authorization Letter) holders for supplemented foods (and caffeinated energy drinks) which are set to expire on December 31, 2021, […] Read More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Health Canada defines Natural Health Products (NHPs) as “naturally occurring substance that are used for the number of reasons such as the prevention or treatment of an illness or condition, […] Read More >>
Health Canada has provided a framework for acceptable means of advertising for natural health products (NHP’s). “Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products” is a document that provides guidance for consumer-directed Read More >>
What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are a type of biomedical research that is conducted to help doctors and researchers learn more about health, diseases, and effective treatments in order […] 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 >>
        What happens and who is responsible for beverage product containers after your customer has enjoyed and disposed of them? If you sell or distribute beverage products […] 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 >>