In Canada, infant formulas and human milk fortifiers are regulated under the Food and Drug Regulations, Part B, Division 25 (B.25.019). Health Canada defines infant foods as food to be […] Read More >>
Health Canada’s ongoing efforts to update and revise its monographs continue with the release of Batch 2 for consultation. This marks another significant step in ensuring the accuracy and relevance […] Read More >>
Today, we bring crucial information regarding changes from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that impact cosmetic product facility registration and cosmetic product listing in the United States. These changes, outlined […] Read More >>
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 >>
The FDA has issued a significant recall alert concerning Nutramigen, a product manufactured by Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition. This product was positive for Cronobacter sakazakii, leading the FDA to inspect the […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) have established regulations for Food for Special Dietary use (FSDU) as well as food for infants, covered under Divisions 24 and 25 of […] Read More >>
Introduction and Scope The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published a final notice to industry for the final phase of implementation plan for nutrition labelling changes. Compliance comes into […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) have previously set over 300 composition standards for food products being imported and traded within and between provinces of Canada. These compositional standards […] Read More >>
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 >>
Attention all manufacturers, packagers, distributors, and sellers of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) foods in Canada, as of October 1, 2023, Health Canada’s updated policy on Listeria monocytogenes in RTE foods is now […] Read More >>
On August 7, 2023, the FDA issued draft guidance for Registration and Listing of Cosmetic Product Facilities and Products to assist cosmetics companies in submitting cosmetic product facility registrations and […] Read More >>
On July 17, 2023, the FDA announced the successful conclusion of its voluntary pilot program to evaluate the alignment of third-party food safety audit standards with relevant FDA regulations. The […] Read More >>
On March 27, 2023, Health Canada updated the “Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods”. This new policy will come into effect on October 1, 2023. Until then, the 2011 […] Read More >>
This is a reminder to all importers wishing to certify food products under the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) for fiscal year (FY) 2024 that the VQIP Application due date […] Read More >>
On March 6, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new directory of ingredients used in dietary supplements. The directory will be a “one-stop shop” for ingredient information […] Read More >>
On February 22, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released draft guidance regarding the labeling of plant-based milk alternatives. The draft guidance, which provides industry with guidance on labeling […] Read More >>
Back in 2016, the FDA published new requirements for the Nutrition Facts Table (or NFT) on packaged foods. This update was made to reflect new scientific information, linking together diet […] Read More >>
On December 22, 2022, Health Canada opened consultation on a proposal to amend the Quality (Chemistry and Manufacturing) Guidance: New Drug Submissions (NDSs) and Abbreviated New Drug Submissions (ANDSs). The […] Read More >>
On December 17, 2022, Health Canada pre-published in Canada Gazette Part I, amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR). Health Canada is recommending new provisions for new drug submissions […] Read More >>
Health Canada is proposing new amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and Medical Devices Regulations. Part of these amendments include “new provisions that enable the rolling review of a […] Read More >>