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’s use of Interim Orders (IOs) has allowed for the exceptional importation and sale of Medical Devices (MDs) to help prevent shortages in relation to COVID-19. To date, Health […] Read More >>
In regulatory affairs, a dossier is a term used to describe a compilation and array of documents regarding the safety, efficacy, and quality information of a medical product. The dossier […] 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 >>
Prop 65, California’s right-to-know law that requires a clear and reasonable warning for chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, finds that coffee does not require a cancer warning. […] Read More >>
Last summer, Health Canada implemented the Plain Language Labelling criteria for non-prescription products and has mandated that by June 30, 2021, all products must be compliant at the retail level. […] 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 >>
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December 14, 2016 Canada Gazette II Publishes Amended Food Label Regulations On December 14, 2016 Health Canada announced amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations in reference to the labelling […] Read More >>
Healthy eating can be challenging due to several factors, some beyond the control of the consumer. This is why the Government of Canada is taking actions to make the healthier […] Read More >>
If you are at all involved in the manufacturing and/or sale of Natural Health Products, you no doubt have heard of Health Canada’s proposal concerning the Regulation of Self-Care Products […] Read More >>
On September 8, Health Canada’s Food Directorate issued a call for scientific data and information on Cyclospora cayetanensis on fresh leafy vegetables. Cyclospora cayetanensis is a microorganism that causes disease […] Read More >>
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) formed a strong framework for the regulation of New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications as a pre-market safety review process. NDI is defined […] Read More >>
On August 24, Health Canada’s Food Directorate issued a Notice of Modification to Enable the Use of Steviol Glycosides (the active ingredient in stevia leaf extract) as a Sweetener in […] Read More >>
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally formalized the new Nutritional Facts panel for packaged foods. There are six critical changes that the FDA has implemented to help […] Read More >>
August 08, 2016 Marketed Health Products Directorate provides Summary Safety Review for Alpha Lipoic Acid. In an effort to increase transparency and consumer safety, Health Canada’s Marketed Health Products Directorate […] Read More >>
It was only last October that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced, based on a report from the International Agency of Cancer Research (IACR), that processed meats and red meats […] Read More >>
As of May 20th 2016, the FDA has proposed to include a separate line for added sugars on the nutrition label on food packaging to help Americans make more informed […] Read More >>
June 13, 2016 Canadian Food Inspection Agency updates the Industry Labelling Tool on Allergen-Free, Gluten-Free and Precautionary Statements. With the rising popularity of Gluten-Free foods and the proposed increase in […] Read More >>