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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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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CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

CHFA East 2019 Regulatory Round-Up

The CHFA East Conference and Trade Show (held in Toronto September 12-15, 2019) boasted over 1,100 trade show exhibitors and a 2-day education session. Krista Coventry (Director of Regulatory Services for Eastern Canada) attended the education sessions to keep Source’s finger on the regulatory pulse for self-care products and functional foods! …
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Self-Care Framework Updates

Self-Care Framework Updates

Canadians use every day products like: cosmetic products for personal hygiene, pain relievers, vitamins, minerals, sunscreens, etc. All these products are called “self-care products”. Self-Care products encompass cosmetic products, natural health products and non-prescription drug products. Canadians use self-care products to maintain their health, treat minor ailments or improve overall…
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Finished Product Testing and Shelf Life Study

Finished Product Testing and Shelf Life Study

Companies must hold a site licence to manufacture, package, label or import natural health products (NHPs) in Canada. The site licence provides assurance that Health Canada approved good manufacturing practices (GMP) for natural health product (NHP) are followed. All products that are released for sale on the Canadian market must…
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Are you an Importer? Do you need a Site license?

Are you an Importer? Do you need a Site license?

Did you know that 71% of Canadians have used natural health products like vitamins and minerals, herbal products, and homeopathic medicines? Canada also classifies many everyday consumer products like antiperspirants, shampoos, facial treatment products and even sunscreens as natural health products.  Companies must hold a site in order to be allowed to import natural health…
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Source’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements with the International Pharmaceutical Academy

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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Watch for Updates to the Health Canada ePLA in the Spring of 2018!

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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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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