CRN URGES COMPANIES, CONSUMERS TO FOLLOW FDA GUIDANCE ON APPROPRIATE USE OF POTASSIUM IODIDE WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2011—In response to concerns that in the wake of the situation […] Read More >> EFSA assesses the safety of food irradiation EFSA’s experts conclude that there are no microbiological risks for the consumer linked to the use of food irradiation. The practice of […] Read More >> FDA to Discuss Importer Provisions at Meeting and Webcast Scheduled for March 29 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host an all-day, public meeting in Silver Spring, Md., and […] Read More >> Additional import controls in place for food products from Japan OTTAWA, March 23, 2011 : The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with the Canada Border Services Agency […] Read More >> Advisory April 5, 2011-04-07 Consumers with milk or soy allergies are advised that four probiotic natural health products (listed below) are being voluntarily recalled from the market because they […] Read More >>
  The NHPD has confirmed that the 11 Schedule F Ingredient Regulatory Amendments previously expected this spring have been deferred to the fall of 2011 due to the current election. […] Read More >>
  Ashleigh Hampton, MSc. March 21, 2011 Note – the following is a summary adapted from the Ministry of Health’s Draft Guidance Document titled “Hepatotoxicity of Health Products” Background Hepatotoxicity […] Read More 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 >>
  There has been speculation that synephrine, a constituent naturally found in bitter orange (Citrus aurantium), may be associated with adverse cardiovascular or central nervous system effects. There are 2 […] Read More >> RAPS Executive Development 18% Average time spent by regulatory professionals at all levels on business functions. 25% Time spent by regulatory directors on business functions (up 4% from 2008). Read More >> CRN BACKS NEW VOLUNTARY INDUSTRY-DRIVEN STABILITY TESTING TOOL The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, today announced its support of the release of […] Read More >> US Dietary Guidelines: 2010 version is very much focused on tackling the US’s near pandemic overweight and obesity problem and so salt, fat and sugar reduction feature prominently. Read More >> On January 26th, 2011, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a report for review on the skin care ingredient, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A palmitate), by the NTP Board […] Read More >> Food Sweeteners: EFSA’s Panel on Food additives and nutrient sources added to food (ANS) will discuss two recent studies on artificial sweeteners at its next meeting on 1-3 February […] Read More >> Food-Like NHPs Joint Technical Working Group: To assist CHFA in providing constructive feedback and guiding the CHFA position on various issues, we are pleased to partner with the Food […] Read More >>   Changes made to “Product of Canada” and “made in Canada” claims Product of Canada claim will not be challenged by the Bureau provided that: * 1) the last […] Read More >> Quarterly Report (October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010) During this quarter, a total of 3017 PLAs were completed, 49% (1477) of these completions resulted in product licences, 46% […] Read More >> Updated Compliance and Enforcement Operational Policy and publication of CFIA enforcement activities The updated policy, which will be available on CFIA’s website by February 25, 2011, confirms the CFIA& Read More >> Salvia divinorum This week the government announced its proposed intention to include Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A, as controlled substances. A Notice to Interested Parties outlining Health Canada’s proposal Read More >>
  This is Dicentra’s first newsletter for 2011. We will be releasing these newsletters every three months and the purpose of the newsletter is to keep our readers up to […] Read More >>