Novel foods are defined as “foods that have not been historically consumed or have been produced using new processes” and are becoming more common in the food industry. Advances in […] Read More >>
Natural Health Products (NHPs) are widely purchased and used by many Canadians. Consumers have the expectation that natural health products are fit for their purpose and there is a reasonable […] Read More >>
Between February and April of 2017, Health Canada inspectors visited 23 domestic Canadian Site Licence holders in order to assess their compliance with the Natural Health Product Good Manufacturing Practices. […] Read More >>
CHFA East 2019 has wrapped up another successful conference and trade show. From numerous educational sessions to new products at the tradeshow, there was a lot of great information and […] Read More >>
Has having a natural health product license application just getting accepted into the queue felt like an accomplishment? Have you been waiting on an Application Acknowledgement Letter (AAL) from the Natural […] Read More >>
Only health products that Health Canada authorizes for sale in Canada may be advertised. Thankfully, specific requirements exist for advertisements of prescription drugs to consumers for the best interest of […] Read More >>
Health Canada defines Natural Health Products (NHPs) as “naturally occurring substance that are used for the number of reasons such as the prevention or treatment of an illness or condition, […] Read More >>
Health Canada has provided a framework for acceptable means of advertising for natural health products (NHP’s). “Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products” is a document that provides guidance for consumer-directed advertis Read More >>
Software is used extensively in medical devices for gathering, monitoring, and transmitting data to healthcare professionals and clinical technicians. Although software can be an extremely useful tool as a medical […] Read More >>
What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are a type of biomedical research that is conducted to help doctors and researchers learn more about health, diseases, and effective treatments in order […] 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 >>
Health claims are integral to the success of Natural Health Products (NHPs) here in Canada. They provide products with a competitive edge in the marketplace and consumers with the information […] Read More >>
Deadline for GTE Attestation: November 14, 2018 It’s been almost a year since the safety review of green tea extract was released by Health Canada, and November 14, 2018, is […] Read More >>
Health Canada recently gave updates to 27 monographs and provided notice of extended licence processing timelines. Read more to ensure compliance with the latest NNHPD updates. 1. Green Tea Extract […] Read More >>
Amazon has announced requirements requiring total compliance with Health Canada’s regulations for all non-prescription drugs, supplements, and natural health products (NHPs) sold in Canada through its platform. The Amazon compliance […] Read More >>
In May 2018, the Bill S-5 received Royal Assent for Canada’s new Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation (TVPA). With this update, all vaping products that are not subject to the Food […] Read More >>
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations under SFCA comes into force on January 15, 2019. Are you ready?   On June 13, 2018, the Minister of Health announced the publication of […] Read More >>
On May 23, 2018, Health Canada published two new Adverse Reactions Guidance Documents for Marketed Health Products (including Natural Health Products or NHPs) and their reporting. Both come into effect immediately. […] Read More >>
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released updated guidance on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and its associated regulations. Included in the release is a step-by-step […] Read More >>
Since the implementation of the Natural Health Product Regulations (NHPR) on January 1, 2004 a number of products in food formats supplemented with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbal and bioactive […] Read More >>