The NHPD Issues a Message to NHP Stakeholders Regarding Ezymes December 14, 2009 Le texte français suit. The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has received over 500 product licence […] Read More >>
Health Canada’s recent workshop series took some of the pressure off industry members with regards to the March 2010 deadline and the backlog of product license applications (PLAs) still awaiting […] Read More >>
  It seems without a doubt that increasing global regulatory requirements for natural health products are here to stay. International bodies such as the NHPD (Canada), FDA (U.S.), EMEA/EFSA (European […] Read More >>
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are warning consumers to be wary of products which claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the […] Read More >>
Important Information: Pilot on New Abbreviated Labelling Standards and Finished Product Specifications Form for NHPs The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) is pleased to publish its first batch of Abbreviated […] Read More >>
  Adverse Reaction Reporting – Public Safety Requires Your Compliance On August 19th, 2009, Health Canada released the Adverse Reaction Reporting Guidance Document which supersedes the 1996 regulations for Adverse […] Read More >>
  Erin Riggs has recently joined the team of expert consultants at dicentra Inc. to spearhead their new Bilingual Consumer Response service. This new service offers companies the opportunity to […] Read More >>
  The December 31st, 2009 deadline is approaching, bringing an end to the six-year transition period for product licensing of natural health products (NHPs). As per section 108 of the […] Read More >>
  The NHPD has posted new guidelines on the maximum amount of stevia that can be added to natural health products as a medicinal and non-medicinal ingredient. The previous stevia […] Read More >>
The concept of a natural health product (NHP) master file as it specifically relates to the licensing of natural health products in Canada by the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) […] Read More >>
  On March 5, 2009, dicentra attended the Canadian Organic Standards (COS) Training Workshop for Food Processors presented by the Organic Trade Association. The purpose of this workshop was to […] Read More >>
  In Canada, natural health products and foods are regulated under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) and its associated regulations. Products that meet the definition “natural health product” in […] Read More >>
As outlined in the transition provisions of the Natural Health Products Regulations, all Natural Health Products that are currently registered with a Drug Identification Number (DIN) must obtain a valid […] Read More >>
  Jon-Paul Powers, Ph.D., of dicentra will present at the Natural Health Product Research Society Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada Feb 18 – 21, 2009. Dr. Jon-Paul Powers will present […] Read More >>
  The NHPD is exploring the option of developing generalized health claims for NHPs. A generalized claim is a lower level claim applicable when the use relates to self-limiting health […] Read More >>
Vancouver – Researchers are identifying safe and effective natural health products (NHPs) from among the thousands of choices currently available to Canadians. Gateway to Wellness, The Sixth Annual NHP Research […] Read More >>
It has come to the attention of dicentra that the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) Inspectorate of Health Canada has begun compliance investigation regarding natural health products currently on […] Read More >>
  dicentra Web Seminar on Challenges and Solutions for Registering a Probiotic Product with the NHPD dicentra Inc.™ will host a live web seminar on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at […] Read More >>
– Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Health Canada is currently in the process of drafting a guidance document to help industry differentiate between Foods and Natural Health Products (NHPs). This is […] Read More >>
There is a lot of buzz in the industry over what will happen come January 1, 2010, as if hordes of inspectors and customs agents are just waiting to pounce […] Read More >>