The temporary exemptions for the importation of hand sanitizers, which was announced March 27, 2020, as part of the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directory (NNHPD)’s interim measures have now […] 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
March 26, 2013: dicentra conducted its first webinar of 2013. Critical American and Canadian updates including FDA’s proposed rules to amend cGMPs for food facilities under FSMA, the FDA’s Draft […] Read More >>
NHPD revises maximum daily limit of carvacrol for natural health products containing Oil of Oregano as a medicinal ingredient. Oil of oregano, derived from the species of Origanum spp., is […] 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 >>
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 On August 4, 2010 the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada informed the natural health products industry of new legislation – the Unprocessed Product […] 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 >>
Topics covered: Canada: Consultations & Regulatory Initiatives Food Safety & Initiatives United States: Proposition 37 – Genetically Engineered Foods, Labeling, Initiative Statute Energy Drink Controversey Status of Draft NDI Guidance [&helli 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 >>
Coconut oil has recently garnered significant attention in the natural health products industry for some very marketable uses such as weight loss. However, the use of coconut oil is not […] 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 >>
dicentra’s Regulatory Update Webinar – Q2 dicentra provides regulatory and scientific solutions for accelerated business growth. We specialize in the areas of natural health products, dietary supplements, foods, cosmetics and […] Read More >>
By Dr. John Harrison, PhD, MSc, BSc Senior Government Relations Advisor So you want to import a consumer health product from the U.S.A. to Canada. Good luck! There are many […] Read More >>
By: Ashleigh Hampton, MSc Manager, Scientific Affairs On May 23, 2012, the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) released the Draft: Pathway for Licensing Natural Health Products (NHPs) Making Modern Health […] 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 Arwen Brooks Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Assistant With the explosion of the natural health product and functional food industry, and the subsequent rules and regulations that have been […] Read More >>
By: David Miller, BSc, N.D., NHP Scientific Regulatory Associate February 21, 2011 The recent revisions to the status of Levocarnitine in the Canadian regulatory environment ( have Read More >>