To date there are 350 Product Licence Applications (PLAs) outstanding that should have Temporary Marketing Authorization (TMA) applications in queue at Health Canada. As of September 30, 2012 regulatory […] Read More >>
For those involved in the natural health products (NHP) industry there is a new compound of interest known as raspberry ketones, that is gathering a great deal of attention as […] Read More >>
August 28, 2012 A Quick Note…. There have been a number of significant developments on the regulatory front for dietary supplements in the United States lately. For example, dietary supplement […] Read More >>
By: Ashleigh Hampton, MSc Manager, Scientific Affairs Supporting evidence is required by both the Canadian and American regulatory bodies to substantiate marketed health claims. Health Canada reviews the evidence to […] Read More >>
  Health Canada has released guidelines for the food industry on reducing sodium in processed foods from 2400 mg/day to 2300 mg/day by 2016. The reason behind such measures is […] Read More >>
By Dr. John Harrison, PhD, MSc, BSc Senior Government Relations Advisor So you want to import a consumer health product from the U.S.A. to Canada. Good luck! There are many […] Read More >>
By Rupika Malhotra, MSc Food, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Associate Recently, the Food Directorate and the Natural Health Products Directorate have made announcements with regards to new categorization of certain […] Read More >>
The purpose of this message is to provide you with an overview of the transition of products at the food-natural health products interface to the food regulatory framework. Background Some […] Read More >>
By Sorcha Kellett, BSc Regulatory Scientific Affairs Assistant Oil of Oregano (Origanum vulgare leaf extract) has been used traditionally for its health and medicinal benefits including improvement of immune function […] Read More >>
By Manushvi Chadha, BPharm, RA Cert NHP, Cosmetic and Drug Regulatory Affairs Associate All water-based, ready-to-consume caffeinated energy drink products containing caffeine are now deemed foods, though it is to […] Read More >>
By: Amber Vesna, HBSc, RA Cert. Regulatory Affairs Assistant Could legalizing Raw Milk sales be in the future for Canada? Historically of course there was only raw milk to drink. […] Read More >>
Canada March 23, 2012 Special Alert – Caffeinated Energy Drinks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As per previous communication from Health Canada, caffeinated energy drinks will no longer be considered NHPs. They […] Read More >>
By William Morkel, BSc Director of Quality & Compliance March 12, 2012 On January 30, 2012, dicentra posted an article on our website entitled Health Canada’s Interim Notification Program for […] Read More >>
By: Manushvi Chadha, BPharm, RA Cert NHP, Cosmetic and Drug Regulatory Affairs Associate March 5, 2012 Project # 1663 is Health Canada’s new initiative for the purpose of adding certain […] Read More >>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEProposal to amend the Food and Drug Regulations -(addition of pancrelipase, pancreatin and pancreatic enzymes) – Project 1663 – Schedule F Amendment In November 2011, the NHPD (rather […] Read More >>
By: Rupika Malhotra, MSc – Food, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Associate February 13, 2012 With the introduction of any new set of guidelines, regulations or changes impacting any sector of […] Read More >>
By William Morkel, Director of Quality & Compliance February 7, 2012 Sometime in early 2010 the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) decided to halt reviews of all product licence applications […] Read More >>
By: Clara Di Tella, BSc, Pharm QA – Regulatory Affairs Specialist January 30, 2012 Last spring, Health Canada consulted with stakeholders and the public on various options for policies for […] Read More >>
Schedule F Revisions Published The long-awaited Schedule F revisions have been published in Canada Gazette II. Amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations have been made to 10 naturally sourced […] Read More >>
Manushvi Chadha, BPharm, RA Cert Regulatory Affairs Associate, dicentra Inc. Nanomaterials are engineered molecules whose defining characteristic is their size – they range from 1-100 nanometers where each nano is […] Read More >>