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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) is currently following up on a Notice to Impacted Stakeholders that was issued on September 22, 2016, requesting changes to the labels […] Read More >>
Companies marketing dietary supplements aim to make claims for their products in order to help successfully market their products/product lines. As such, claims being made for dietary supplements are a […] Read More >>
Testing costs can add considerably to the overall production costs of natural health products. This is particularly true since the implementation of the Natural Health Product Regulations in 2004. Companies […] Read More >>
By Arwen Brooks Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Assistant With the explosion of the natural health product and functional food industry, and the subsequent rules and regulations that have been […] Read More >>
By Ryan Ramdeo, International Regulatory Affairs Associate February 27, 2012 As of February 17, 2012 USDA has announced revisions to the requirements for the export of meat products to the […] Read More >>
dicentra is pleased to announce our upcoming free Regulatory Update Webinar on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00 pm ET. This is our fourth webinar of 2011 and you won’t want […] Read More >>
William Morkel, BSc Senior Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Dicentra From late September to mid October the NHPD will be holding information sessions in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax […] Read More >>
Health Canada Looking to Regulate Vitamin-Enhanced Products Arwen Brooks Research and Regulatory Assistant, Dicentra Inc. Despite Health Canada’s widespread regulation of the Natural Health Product industry, there are products being […] Read More >>
http://www.nutraingredients.com/ June 16, 2011 EU ‘agreement’ may outlaw cholesterol labelling Optional cholesterol labelling of food products may soon be banned in the European Union if a draft regulation on food […] Read More >>
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/ccpsa-lcspc/index-eng.php June 20, 2011 Mandatory Reporting – Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (S.C. 2010, c. 21) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/acts-lois/ccpsa-lcspc/indust/reporting Read More >>
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/index-eng.php May 20, 2011 Food and Drug Regulations – Project # 1431 – Schedule F Amendment The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide an opportunity to […] Read More >>
http://www.nutraingredients.com/ May 16, 2011 Omega-3 scientists oppose EFSA ALA claim An omega-3 researcher has written to the European Commission demanding a recent European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved claim for omega-3 […] Read More >>
  In a statement issued in April, Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) has called for Health Canada to ensure full enforcement of the Natural Health Products Regulations. The statement […] Read More >>
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/ EFSA rolls out re-organisation programme to meet demands, optimise resources May 2, 2011 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has begun rolling out its re-organisation programme, making best use […] Read More >>
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php 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 >>
The Natural Health Products Directorate is requesting information from product license holders and applicants in light of the proposed amendments to the Food & Drug Regulations regarding enhanced labelling for […] Read More >>