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Upcoming Trade Show Appearances

Once again Source Nutraceutical is on the road this winter. We will be attending various conferences across the continent in the coming months. If you are going to be attending any of these events, let us know! We would love to meet up with you! CHFA West February 22 –...
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Understanding Food Labels: What’s the difference between Best Before and Expiry Dates?

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever! And we all know this applies to food and the safety of your consumers, your health and your family. Understanding date markings on pre-packaged products helps everyone better understand the label. Depending on the type of product; Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires different kinds of...
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The Tricks & Treats of Packaging Design

At Source Nutraceutical we pride ourselves in packaging design. Whether it is starting from scratch with a new brand or product, or taking an existing product and making it Canadian market compliant – we talk the talk and walk the walk. Trick #1 – Keep it Simple! The maximum time...
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It’s Canning Season!

Canning, pickling and preserving foods from the late summer and early autumn harvest have been documented as staples in kitchens since the first years of Napoleonic Wars. Canning extends shelf life and is most commonly seen in vinegar pickles and jams. Today, consumer behavior has renewed fascination with consuming home-grown...
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Health Canada Considers Front-of-Package (FOP) Labelling for Canadian Pre-packaged Foods

Can you tell if a food is healthy just by looking the front of its packaging? Do you know if your favourite Canadian pre-packaged foods are high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat? Due to pending regulatory changes, this may be easier to do in the near future! Health Canada...
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New Food Labelling Regulations

You may remember our Industry Bulletin (December 2016); summarizing Health Canada’s publication of updated Food and Drug Regulations – Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours, in Canada Gazette, Part II. These changes to nutrition labelling align with the launch of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy in the fall of...
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Source paves the way for recent Health Canada approval for Stevia as a Sweetener in Meal Replacement and Snack Bars!

On August 2, 2017, Health Canada approved a new end use for stevia as a sweetening agent in two popular food products:  meal replacement/ nutritional supplement (i.e. protein) bars, and snack (i.e granola, cereal and fibre) bars.  This is a major development for the food industry, as snack, cereal and...
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Source’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements with the International Pharmaceutical Academy

Source is excited to promote two upcoming regulatory speaking engagements with the International Pharmaceutical Academy this September in Montreal! Krista Coventry, our Director of Regulatory Services for Eastern Canada, will be an invited speaker at each of the following upcoming events: The International Pharmaceutical Academy’s Annual Stability Workshop (September 18-20,...
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Source is on the road this September! Join us at CHFA East & Expo East

September is always a busy time for Source! Every year we attend both the “Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) East” in Toronto, as well as “Natural Products Expo East”, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. These Expo’s offer us a unique experience to not only meet up with our existing clients, but...
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Major Regulatory Changes Ahead for Canadian Veterinary Health Products!

New rules are on the horizon for pet health products in Canada!  Canadian and international suppliers in the veterinary health product sector should mark their calendars in anticipation of major regulatory changes coming in the fall of 2017! Since 2012, suppliers selling pet health products in Canada have had the...
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Back to School Healthy Lunches – Tips & Tricks!

September already? Wow. Can you believe that back to school is upon us (or already happening)? In addition to the anticipation and excitement of a brand new school year beginning, there is also the stress of back to school lunch packing. Help take that stress out of planning, and add...
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Find out “Who’s who” in the U.S. Dietary Supplement Marketplace

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, is the driving force behind the newly launched industry Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library).  The Supplement OWL is an online resource designed to help industry stakeholders locate information about dietary supplements, as well as accompanying...
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Watch for Updates to the Health Canada ePLA in the Spring of 2018!

Health Canada is planning to update its process for completing electronic product license applications (ePLAs) for Natural Health Products (NHPs) in the spring of 2018.  These anticipated changes will impact processes for Class I, II and III product license applications, with a goal of improving operational efficiencies, wonderful news for...
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These benefits are far from fishy!

With summer now in full swing you may be looking to start making some healthier eating choices? Why not try increasing fish and seafood in your weekly meal plan? Fish is well known as one of nature’s ‘superfoods’. It is low in fat, high in protein, and is loaded with...
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Did you Catch Source LIVE In the CRN / Natural Products Insider Webinar on NAFTA?

In June of 2017, Source’s own Krista Coventry (Director of Regulatory Affairs, Eastern Canada) participated in an industry webinar entitled “International Insights: Inside NAFTA and Opportunities Overseas”.  Hosted by the U.S. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Natural Products Insider, the webinar provided insights into implications of NAFTA (the North...
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Health Canada Notice of Proposal to Prohibit the Use of Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) in Foods

Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in the Canadian diet, and are found in a wide assortment of foods. There are two main types of PHOs: fully hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Consuming trans fats has been shown to increase risk of heart...
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Update on Health Canada’s Proposed Self-Care Framework

In June of 2017, Health Canada hosted a second round of cross-Canada industry consultations focused on their proposed Self-care Framework.  These consultations were a continuation of the previous round of consultation sessions held in April and May of this year.  Members of Source’s Regulatory Affairs Team attended both online and...
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Inside Source – Our Regulatory Team is Growing!

Source is thrilled to announce that our Regulatory Affairs team is growing! We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new team members, and showcase their capabilities. Continuing with our Inside Source series it only seemed reasonable to introduce them via interview. Without further ado, meet Andrea...
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Fresh Summer Flavours

Summer has arrived! Sometimes there’s no better way to enjoy the season than sharing seasonal meals with friends and family.  When most people think of summer food, they think of barbeque pork, grilled beef and hot dogs over an open fire. We do too! In fact, our team here at...
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Source Talks Health Canada’s Self-Care Framework with Natural Products INSIDER

Krista Coventry, Source Nutraceutical’s own Director of Regulatory Services – Eastern Canada, recently had the opportunity to talk with Rachel Adams, Managing Editor from Natural Products INSIDER. This interview was featured in a Natural Products INSIDER podcast published May 8, 2017. This podcast interview was recorded at the 17th Annual Oxford...
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