Updates

Delay in the Plain Language Labelling

April 2, 2019

The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has announced that they will be delaying Phase I and II of the changes to the Self-Care Products Framework. These changes were to implement Plain Language Labelling of natural he...

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TRANSITION FROM MMAR AND ACMPR TO NEW ACT

October 29, 2018

BACKGROUND Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) which provided Canadians with a licensing means to grow and possess their own cannabis for medical purposes, was introduced in 2001. In 2014, the government introduced the Marihuan...

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Proposed Front of Packaging Changes

March 7, 2018

Health Canada is proposing a change in front of label packaging in order to allow consumers to make more educated decisions when it comes to buying packaged foods. They have found that over 80% of Canadians say they find nutrition important. Howev...

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Healthy Eating Initiative

March 7, 2018

Why This is Necessary Health Canada has recognized the increase in burden of preventable chronic diseases, over the past few years, and feels as though it is time for them to make some serious interventions. These diseases include obes...

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"Self-Care Framework" for Natural Health Products: What has changed, and what is next?

March 6, 2018

Last year, Health Canada's Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) began consulting on a new set of regulations that would set to govern the use and sale of "Self-Care Products" such as cosmetics, natural hea...

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Blended in Canada Wine Labelling Consultation

March 29, 2018

Proposal For more than 20 years, Canada has allowed for wineries to use the term “Cellared in Canada” for wines blended in Canada. The wines in these blends could include both Canadian made wines and wines from other countr...

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Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to Canadas Beer Standards of Identity

March 29, 2018

Proposal The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is moving to amend beer standards under the Food and Drug Regulations. Their goal is to show a better representation of industry innovation, while maintaining the integrity of the bee...

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NNHPD Releases NHP Brand Name Guidance Document

March 15, 2018

Health Canada has released a Natural Health Products Brand Name guide to be used in the industry when choosing appropriate brand names for their natural health products (NHPs). A product’s brand name is its distinguisher and is the name unde...

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Can Bioponic Foods also be Organic?

February 26, 2018

A veteran in the organic industry, Kelly Monaghan, from Ash Street Organics, presented a very informative seminar on organics and bioponics at the CHFA West conference on Friday February 23. She discussed the varying opinions in the industry regar...

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