Updated Regulations: Natural Health Products

Updated Regulations: Natural Health Products

We previously mentioned in a recent blog post that new labelling requirements were coming soon for Natural Heath Products (NHPs). Well that day has arrived! On July 6, 2022, Health Canada brought in the requirement to have a Product Facts Table (PFT) on all Natural Health Products, as well as some…
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BULLETIN: FOP Labelling

BULLETIN: FOP Labelling

THIS JUST IN! Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling, as part of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, will be mandatory as of January 1, 2026 and the symbol is now finalized. The regulations with all details are set to be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on July 20, 2022. The purpose of…
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NNHPD Consultation – Performance Standards

NNHPD Consultation – Performance Standards

Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate Performance Standards What Does This Mean For Your Product? On March 23, 2022, the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada held a meeting on Performance standards for NHP applications with NHP industry associations. This meeting summarizes the current performance standards,…
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Supplemented Food Regulations

Supplemented Food Regulations

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…
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Are your NFts Ready?

Are your NFts Ready?

In 2016, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced new food labelling regulations. Recognizing the industry would need time to pivot, the CFIA allowed for a five-year transition phase, ending December 2021. As a result of additional challenges, an extra year was given before enforcement action would be applied, but…
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Plain Language Labelling Requirements in Canada: Natural Health Products

Plain Language Labelling Requirements in Canada: Natural Health Products

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Natural Health Product Regulations which would introduce some key features in order to make labelling of NHPs more clear, consistent, and legible to the general public. This update would align with the newly implemented Plain Language labelling requirements for non-prescription drugs. With the…
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Take the Quiz: Are Your Labels Compliant?

Take the Quiz: Are Your Labels Compliant?

Canadian Food Labelling Challenge – Take our quiz! Are your Labels in Compliance with Canada’s Food Labelling Requirements? QUESTION 1: THE NET QUANTITY OF A PREPACKAGED FOOD PRODUCT IS 355.2 GRAMS. WHAT IS THE PROPER BILINGUAL LABEL DECLARATION? 355.2 g 350 g 355 g 0.35 kg QUESTION 2: WHICH OF…
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Clearing the Table: Nutrition Facts Tables

Clearing the Table: Nutrition Facts Tables

A nutrition facts table helps consumers make informed food choices when grocery shopping and preparing food at home. By law, most packaged food in Canada must have a nutrition facts table. Many aspects of the table are specifically regulated by Health Canada including: size of the table, weight of the…
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Health Canada’s Commitment to Compliance Monitoring – Hand Sanitizers

Health Canada’s Commitment to Compliance Monitoring – Hand Sanitizers

Recognizing that there is a significant increase and attempt to sell sanitizer products to Canadians: in February of this year, Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) issued a compliance notice to all businesses that hold natural health product licenses for alcohol-based sanitizer. Some of the items outlined in the…
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COVID-19 and Food Safety

COVID-19 and Food Safety

During a difficult time like a pandemic, the safety of our families and those we love is paramount. This affects those in our bubble or household—including ourselves. Scientific experts and food safety authorities around the world are closely observing the spread of COVID-19. Through this observation, evidence shows that there…
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