There is a new pathway for your unique product!
A regulatory framework to allow market access for supplemented foods without pre-market review and approval by Health Canada. Forget the Temporary Marketing Authorization! With the guidance of SNI’s regulatory team, your supplemented food product can be on Canadian shelves without further delay..
With an estimated coming-into-force date of June 2022, our team has researched the proposed regulations and is excited to help our clients make the transition.
So, what will the changes look like?
List of Permitted Supplemented Food Categories
List of Permitted Supplemental Ingredients
This includes Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids, Caffeine, Taurine and Herbal Ingredients.
Mandatory labelling requirements
Supplemented Food Facts table (SFFt)
There will be set threshold levels which dictate the use of cautionary statements such as:
- Not recommended for those under 14 years old
- Do not exceed X servings per day
- If you take a daily supplement, you may be getting too much vitamins or minerals by consuming this product.
Supplemented Food Caution Identifier (SFCI)
The Supplemented Food Caution Identifier (SFCI) is required on the front panel of certain supplemented foods and will have a standard or compact option, dependent on the size of the principal display surface area.
Products which have already been issued a TMAL will be allowable for sale within a 3 ½ year transition period, provided all requirements as outlined in the TMAL are followed and no changes are made. Products with an outstanding TMAL submission at the time of the coming into force of these regulations will still be reviewed as usual.
If approved, they will receive a written authorization permitting sale and will be given the remainder of the 3 ½ year transition period to comply with the new regulations.