Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) informs industry that after speaking with Manon Bombardier, Director General of the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD), the introduction of Plain Language Labelling (PLL) for Natural Health Products (NHPs) will be delayed until the spring of 2019.
What does this mean?
This means that changes to the Natural Health Products Regulations to include Plain Language Labelling (PLL) requirements will no longer take place this winter and subsequently the requirement for updating natural health products labels to the new format will be delayed. This isn’t a permanent stop to PLL for NHPs, but based on industry feedback, there is further discussion required about the industry’s position in order to achieve development.
Not sure how this will affect you?
Don’t sweat. Our in-house regulatory team has been in-touch with NNHPD and their phasing process. We will continue to remain engaged in discussions with Health Canada, on the topic of label change requirement to labelling a new format, to align with prescription and non-prescription drugs–as well as with food labelling is centre stage.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!