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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
        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 >>
NHPD has released a revised Compendium of Monographs Guidance Document. This document is open for comment until October 26, 2013. The NHPD has issued a revision to its Compendium of […] Read More >>
  Until recently, the medicinal ingredient “vinpocetine” was considered an unacceptable ingredient for use in natural health products (NHPs) in Canada, according to the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD), and […] Read More >>
For those involved in the natural health products (NHP) industry there is a new compound of interest known as raspberry ketones, that is gathering a great deal of attention as […] Read More >>
By Dr. John Harrison, PhD, MSc, BSc Senior Government Relations Advisor Introduction The Government of Canada introduced the Safe Food for Canadians Act in Parliament in early June 2012 to […] Read More >>
By Monica Banach, MSc. NHP, Drug, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Associate The Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) has set February 4, 2013 as the date when the Natural Health Product […] Read More >>
By: Manushvi Chadha, BPharm, RA Cert NHP, Cosmetic and Drug Regulatory Affairs Associate March 5, 2012 Project # 1663 is Health Canada’s new initiative for the purpose of adding certain […] Read More >>
  The following outlines the revised compliance requirements for prepackaged products and provides an outline of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) implementation plan Compliance Coming into Effect After August […] Read More >>