Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

Catch up on the Canadian Cannabis Industry!

On October of 2018, the Cannabis Regulations came into force, bringing major change to how cannabis is regulated in Canada. Legalization of different types of cannabis products for medical and recreational use was implemented in a step-wise manner, as follows: How has legalization of Cannabis impacted Canadians?? Adult Canadians (aged…
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Debunking bogus health claims

Debunking bogus health claims

With the holidays creeping around, many consumers are thinking of a New Year’s resolution. Most would say that their number one resolution is to become a healthier version of themselves. Whether that be exercising, dieting, or trying out supplements. Canadians spend hundreds of dollars each year on health products. It…
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Are you ready for the U.S labelling changes?

Are you ready for the U.S labelling changes?

We mentioned in July that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given manufacturers a deadline to implement Nutrition labelling changes, and we wanted to remind you that it is fast approaching. For most manufacturers, January 1, 2020 is the date for compliance to the new Nutrition facts label.…
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Get Your Edible Answers Here!

Get Your Edible Answers Here!

The new class of Cannabis Regulations have been finalized. These regulations will come into force on October 17, 2019 and new products will be available for sale by mid-December 2019 at the earliest to allow you to stuff your Christmas stockings or to ring in the New Year with whatever…
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TMA’s

TMA’s

What does TMA stand for? Too many acronyms? Take my advice? Test Market Authorization! With the coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), test market provisions now apply to ALL foods. Test Market Authorizations (TMAs) are granted to test market a food exempting them from certain requirements for…
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New Year, New Packaging Design Trends

New Year, New Packaging Design Trends

Can you believe it? 2018 is almost behind us. Our team always likes to view the new year as a new opportunity for growth–and our in-house design team is no exception. Source designers are excited for this new year as an excuse to reflect on packaging design trends for the…
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Health Canada’s proposed cannabis packaging/labelling requirements

Health Canada’s proposed cannabis packaging/labelling requirements

The impending legalization of Cannabis is a hot topic across Canada, including the packaging / labelling industry. On March 19, Health Canada released the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis-Summary of Comments Received During the Public Consultation. This was a response to the feedback received from the public, stakeholders,…
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New Food Labelling Regulations

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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New Natural Health Product (NHP) Guidance Document for Canada

New Natural Health Product (NHP) Guidance Document for Canada

Are you the manufacturer, importer or distributor of a NHP? The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has issued new regulations that may effect how you sell your product. Inline with the current push in North America towards transparency and customer assurance in NHP’s and dietary supplements, the new…
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